Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Neon Lonely - A Poem

Hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my hands are shaking
And I'm scared I'm gonna let go so
Don't let go no
Cradle me
When I am weak
Don't let go this is all that I need
So hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my knuckles bleed and I'm
Losing sleep
Please don't ever let go of me
Don't let go

Alone in my bedroom
Ideas in my head swirl
They are screaming out for so much more than this
A fine neon lonely
Says finding it only
Hurts when I'm between my yellow sheets and you

Awaken my sorrow
No love for tomorrow
I am crawling back so you might save me now
But words are just noises
Tokens for choices
I am hopelessly devoted to a ghost

Hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my hands are shaking
And I'm scared I'm gonna let go so
Don't let go no
Don't go oh
Cradle me
When I am weak
Don't let go this is all that I need
So hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my knuckles bleed and I'm
Losing sleep
Please don't ever let go of me
Don't let go

Mourning by morning
Day breaks the warning
Phantom limb is all that you've become to me
A dim gray about you
And somehow I just doubt you'd
Understand if I articulate myself

Tangled in cold skin
Strangled by more sin
I am struggling to draw one final breath
Dusk as my sunrise
Ephemeral enterprise
Viscera unwound in wretched dance

Hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my hands are shaking
And I'm scared I'm gonna let go so
Don't let go no
Don't go oh
Cradle me
When I am weak
Don't let go this is all that I need
So hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my knuckles bleed and I'm
Losing sleep
Please don't ever let go of me
Don't let go

Tonic of paupers
Becomes my best offer
Sacrifice of doubt met without a word
Smothered by longing
Covered by wronging
The last remaining angels left to me

Grim solitary
Still arbitrary
King or nihilism what's my fate
Lost in intentions
Froth with contentions
Facsimile of you without the soul

Hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my hands are shaking
And I'm scared I'm gonna let go so
Don't let go no
Don't go oh
Cradle me
When I am weak
Don't let go this is all that I need
So hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my knuckles bleed and I'm
Losing sleep
Please don't ever let go of me
Don't let go 

But a hurricane brewed in my soul
Lust like a typhoon
Flesh out of control
Anchored down deep in my heart
With a crooked smile I'll use you
My evil's an art
So batten the hatches with grace bring the storm that I
Know you'll weather for me
You know better than me

You'll lead me home
I pray that maybe
You'll lead me home (home to a brand new love)
You'll lead me on
Yeah you'll lead me on
I pray that maybe you'll
Lead me on (onward to the throne in love)

Hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my hands are shaking
And I'm scared I'm gonna let go so
Don't let go no
Don't go oh
Cradle me
When I am weak
Don't let go this is all that I need
So hold on
Won't you
Hold me
Cos my knuckles bleed and I'm
Losing sleep
Please don't ever let go of me
Don't let go

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