new song/poem (8.31.07)


While lying on my back, the room begins to spin
I went out on a bender, now I’m alone and drunk again
It used to be just now-and-then, now it’s more-often-than-not
I had trouble finding my own car as I stumbled down the block
I sat in the drivers seat with the keys in the ignition
Feeling less like a hazard than a man on a mission
I put the car in drive, I just wanted to get home fast
Playing bumper-lanes on the highway, knowing this ride could be my last
Life will always change, like the turning of a season
Situations make no sense, the logic defies all reason
These self-destructive qualities may heal themselves with time
But right now I feel incomplete, like a song without a rhyme
So save me- I do not like what I’ve become
Please save me- help repair the damage that I’ve done
So save me- I’m being pushed so close to the ledge
Please reach out your hand before I fall off the edge
I know I have my problems, we each have our own
There’s no such thing as perfection, so step down off your throne
I’m no better than the next guy, no worse than the last
I want to fix my future, by learning from my past
So Mother Nature, Father Time, let’s get on the same page
Please show me some compassion, don’t scorn me with your rage
I want to make things better, to right what I have wronged
I want to be the person that I should’ve been all along
Life will always change, like the turning of a season
Situations make no sense, the logic defies all reason
These self-destructive qualities may heal themselves with time
But right now I feel incomplete, like a song without a rhyme
So save me- I do not like what I’ve become
Please save me- help repair the damage that I’ve done
So save me- I’m being pushed so close to the ledge
Please reach out your hand before I fall off the edge