SabreLi

Rose Tinted Glasses

I had no idea

Until it happened, how much pain I’d feel

Each and every day

I think about you, ‘bout what I would say

If I got another chance

But chance ain’t on my side

And no matter how hard I try

I just can’t get you off my mind

 

I keep trying to be a bigger person

It’s not working, inside I just keep hurting

 

And through your rose tinted glasses

You may think that the grass is

Greener on the other side

And so you say goodbye

Think it’s your time to fly

 

But colour doesn’t always mean

Beauty, hope and evergreen

So I cannot let you go

And the harder you pull

The tighter I will hold

 

If I could turn back time

I’d do whatever that would save your life

I’d stay by your side

Remove the pain and tears from your eyes

If I got another chance

But chance ain’t on my side

And no matter how hard I try

I just can’t get you off my mind

 

I keep trying to be a bigger person

It’s not working, inside I just keep hurting

 

And through your rose tinted glasses

You may think that the grass is

Greener on the other side

And so you say goodbye

Think it’s your time to fly

 

But colour doesn’t always mean

Beauty, hope and evergreen

So I cannot let you go

And the harder you pull

The tighter I will hold

 

All I feel is guilt

Stuck in the shadow of the hole you built

Wish that you were still

Around me but I know you’ve grown your wings

You won’t get another chance

Cause chance has left your side

And no matter how hard I try

All that’s left is to say goodbye

 

Copyright © SabreLi

Comments5

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    THANKS SABRE ~ This is a very powerful and poignant poem which made me both sad and caused me to think. A number of my close friends have taken their own lives and my feeling always is ~ If only I stayed with them 24/7 ~ If only i read the sign better etc ............... BUT I DIDN'T and I do miss them every day. Your poem is a lament and its angst is increased by the repetitions " Inside I just keep hurting" and "The harder you pull ~ the harder I will hold" In the end you resign yourself to inevitability (as we all do !) "And no matter how hard I try ~ All that's left is to say goodbye" Thanks for caring ~ thanks fro sharing ~ YOURS BRIAN ~ HUGS

    • SabreLi

      Thanks Brian, can always count on you to offer great comments 🙂 Yes, it is a sad subject that is horrifically common but I hope that everybody in this situation found peace in the end, on all sides xx

    • Efthimios William Cornelius

      i really love this hey check out this artist she goes by Silversyde i found her a few weeks ago she kicks

      • SabreLi

        Thank you! Yes I will check out the artist xx

      • Elegant_Style

        This is absolutely amazing!! The pain is evident in the words and my heart broke while reading this. But in the end, "All that's left is to say Goodbye"

        Thanks for sharing

        • SabreLi

          Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 Yes, in the end we must all say goodbye, as painful as it is xx

        • Rosethebrokenhearted

          Such a tragedy brought but beautiful heartfelt words. My condolences to you. Thank you for this piece.
          ~RTBH~

          • SabreLi

            Thank you Rose 🙂 I generally write from personal experience which I hope brings a level of realism and emotion to the work, I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. Take care 🙂 xx

            • Rosethebrokenhearted

              I love when writer's and poet's, alike, share from personal experiences, it makes the pieces much more worth the read!

            • Francesco

              Sabre, this is beautiful. I too have experinced the loss of a close friend caused by a depression too strong for him and I can relate.
              I am sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing. You have inspired me to publish my lyrics about A.
              X

              • SabreLi

                Thank you so much once again, Francesco, I greatly appreciate your reading and comments 🙂 I look forward to reading your piece and am glad you feel inspired to share after such a horrible experience xx



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