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THE RING


THE RING

S.JENSEN © 2018

STILL HERE

EACH STEP

STILL HERE

EACH FALL

STILL HERE

EACH STEP

STILL HERE

EACH RISE

THIS HARSH WAKE

OF FACTORS

UNKNOWN

THAT HAVE NO

IDEA HOW GLAD I AM

IT ALL TOOK

ME TO PLACES

THAT WE BOTH KNOW

IN AND OUT OF GRACES

UNSEEN

THAT GUIDE ME

EVEN NOW IN THE SILENCE

OF MY HEART ACHE

OUR HEART ACHE

IN THE ETERNAL RING

OF THE DRAGON

FROM ITS HEAD TO ITS TAIL

LOOP ETERNALLY

CYCLES OF LIFE

WHERE DREAMS AND

REALITY ARE

PERSPECTIVES

ONLY SEEN BY

THE ONES THERE

AND IT WASNT EASY

YET HERE I AM

ALIVE

AND OH TO THE TEARS

I SHED OVER AND OVER

TO THE TEARS AND CRIES

BETWEEN US BOTH GOING

UN ANSWERED

TO REMAIN FRIENDS

THROUGH ALL THE HELL

OF COURSE ITS OVER

AND OF COURSE IT HURTS

HURTS US BOTH

HURTS US ALL

YET THAT YOU DONT KNOW

IS WHERE MY HEART

WAS BROKEN TORN AND

SHATTERED NOW IS WHOLE

AGAIN AND NOONE ELSE

DO I HAVE TO THANK FOR IT

AS OTHERS SEE ME AS A ROCK

YOU SAID LEFT FRAGILE

IN SO BOTH KNOW

ITS BEEN NOT JUST ONE

FROM HERE TO THERE

AND THERE TO HERE

HE WILL NEVER WIN IT

FROM THIS HEART

OH DEAR

HOW SORRY I AM

YET I KNOW ALWAYS

AS BLOCKED SO

CONTINUES

AS IF I AM SOME

BAD PERSON

AS THIS I WILL

I KNOW

A FRIEND SAID

SO WHAT IS YOUR

OBSESSION

SHE DOESNT HAVE A CLUE

ITS NOT A OBSESSION

OF BAD ANYTHING

ITS A FRIENDSHIP

OF A HIGHER LEVEL

NO ONE UNDERSTANDS

NOR DOES ANYONE ELSE KNOW

OR EVER WILL KNOW

WHAT IS TRULY INSIDE OF ME

BUT ME

WHY I FELT AND FEEL AS I DO

BUT BETWEEN HER AND I

WAS SO SOMETHING

LOST NOW

I DIDNT KNOW THEN

BUT I KNOW NOW

I SO DO

LOVE DOES STRANGE THINGS

TO SOMEONE IN IT

LIKE FROSTED GLASS

PAINT IN A BLUE MOON

TO THE SKIES

OH THE AURAS OF FIRE

TO IGNITE LONELINESS

SO KNOW IS THAT SUCH

A BAD THING NOW

FORGIVE MY RUDENESS

MY BOLDNESS

MY NO OTHER WAY TO GET IT THROUGH

AND THE MESS IT CAUSED

I CAN NEVER THANK YOU

ENOUGH

IN AND OUT

THE X'S AND O'S

NEVER SHARED

NEVER SAID

NEVER EXPRESSED

FIRED EMBERS

IN MY SOUL

BURN

BURN AWAY

AND IT TOOK IT ALL AWAY

BURN

IN THE WAY

I SO LOVE BOTH

AND WILL NEVER HAVE ANY

BUT THAT

IS NOT THE REASON ITS THE AIDE

OF A HEART TO SHARE TO CARE TO BE

I CANT TRAVEL

TO WHERE

I WISH TO BE

YET I KNOW I FIGHT

DAY IN AND DAY OUT

OH TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT

SHARDS OF GLASS

THEY ALL SPREAD ALL ABOUT

PICKED UP EACH ONE

GLUED IT ALL

SMOOTHED IT BRAND NEW

WITH YOUR FIRE BACK TO ME

THROUGH THERE LIES

AND WHAT I CREATED

TO FIGHT IT

FORGIVE ME EVERYTHING

OH WHAT A BETRAYAL

AMONG THOSE THOUGHT

CARED

YEAH I KNOW

OH BLIND FOOL

IN LOVE

I AM SO THE BLIND

FOOL

AWAKEN

THE HARD LINES DRAWN

WHICH LEAVES US

WHERE NOW

APART AND NOWHERE

TOLD ITS OVER

SO OVER

WITHIN THE SAME SPACES

HOW THEY KNOW NOT

I SO SHARED

CUS I CARED

THE TAUNT AND CARVE

PAIN INTO MY HEART

DO YOU KNOW

WHAT IS INSIDE OF ME

THAT SCREAMS

THAT I HAD

AND DESERVE

AWAY FROM HELL

I FEEL THAT NEED TO BE

AND SAFE

IS THERE ANY SPOT SAFE

THERE IS SO MUCH

THANKFULNESS IN MY

SADNESS

AND HOW ITS STILL UNESCAPABLE

WITHIN THE WALLS AND OUTSIDE

FROM IT ALL

WHAT A MESS OF HELL

I KNOW I HAVENT BEEN

TOTALLY CRAZY

THIS STRUGGLE

FOR LIFE IS CONSTANT

AND I KEEP

GOING

TO RECOVER

FROM THIS

ILLNESS THAT IS

SO INVISIBLE

BUT DOES EXIST

AND SLOWLY

I AM GETTING THERE

TO STAY HERE

LONGER

OTHERS SAY

WHY DO YOU WANT

TO STAY HERE

THEY DON’T SEE

THINGS THE WAY I DO

WHERE YOU SEND

WAVES OVER THE OCEAN

TIDES TO KNOW

I KNOW

I HEAR

I SEE

I FEEL

FROM SPACES LONG LOST

ON WAVES FAR AWAY

NEVER REACH A SHORE

SEEMS SO LOST OUT HERE

BUT EACH DAY

IT IS GETTING

BETTER

AND

THAT LOVE IS HERE

A DEEP LOVE

OF TRUTH

THAT NO ONE ELSE

WILL EVER GET

BUT OUR HEARTS DO

LIKE A BOTTLE FLOATING

THAT LOVE IS HERE - SO HERE LOVE

I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY

OR WHAT TO DO

STUCK HERE

IS ALL THAT COMES TO MIND

NO MEANS TO FIX

SOME AND YET OTHERS HAVE BEEN SO FIXED FROM THE CORE

OF ME OUTWARD

MEANS ARE LIMITED

AND LOST

CANT CHANGE HOW ONE CAN

HANDLE OR NOT HANDLE

WHAT IS FACED IS FOUGHT

IT AS BEST AS I CAN

AND THAT IS ALL

ANYONE CAN ASK

YET STILL DIDNT GET FAR

IN THE SPACES OF WHERE IT ENDED

OH WHERE MY HEART

HAD NO CLUE OH SO OPEN

MY NAIVETE

YET DONT THINK I DONT THINK

OR THAT I DONT KNOW

THAT HEARTS BETRAYED

THEY ARENT THERE

TO LOVE BOTH

AND TO LOSE BOTH

YET STRUGGLE TO FIND

EACH AND EVERY MOMENT

HOLDING ONTO A HEART

FULL OF FIRE

TRUE OR NOT TRUE

WITH LOVE OR NOT LOVE

IT GOT ME THROUGH

IT GETS ME THROUGH

THE PAINS LEFT

OF EACH SCAR THEY MAKE

EACH MOMENT TAKEN

ITS SO THERE

SO SORRY BEYOND SORRY

YES FIRE EMBERS ALL STILL

... HERE...

IT JUST CHANGES

CAUSE

FEEL I WILL NEVER SEE

REALLY HAVE

THIS HEARTS DESIRE

IT CHANGED LIVES

AND LEAVES ALL ALONE

OH AS FOOLISH AS IT

HAS BEEN

NEED A CHANGE

AND ITS NOT HAPPENING HERE

IS THERE STILL A CHANCE

FOR SOME KIND OF

HAPPINESS CAUSE

REAL IS STILL HERE

FEELS SO LIKE LIGHT

AMONG SHADOWS

WHAT IS OVER IS

SAID AND DONE

AND WE CANT GO BACK

THAT IS UNDERSTOOD

YET CHANGES SHOW

TRUTH VERSES LIES

CAN I SAY THIS

TO THE SWEETEST,

KINDEST,

GENTLEST PERSON

IN THE WORLD

I AM SORRY

BUT NOT FOR LOVING YOU

NEVER FOR THAT

ITS DARKNESS I LEFT

REFUSED THE CALL

NEVER EVER

AND WHERE IT HAS EDGED

LIKE THE CRACKS

BETWEEN THE WALKWAYS

OF EACH DAY

IS IT SO BAD TO HAVE

TRAVELED WITH A MEMORY

THAT FLAMED MY HEART

TO RETURN EVEN IF IT WAS ALL

HACKED IN

AND AWAY UNKNOWNS

OF CHERISHED MOMENTS

STOLEN

TWISTED

SO BETRAYED

I AM SORRY

MY JOURNEY STANDS WHERE I AM

AND CANT REACH

ANY FARTHER

TO PLAY WHERE I WANT

TO BE

TO DRINK

AND BE MERRY

TO ENJOY

THE COMPANY OF

FRIENDS

BECAUSE OF TIME

AND MISFORTUNES

THAT TOOK IT ALL AWAY

IF NOTHING ELSE

KNOW FIRE WAS REAL

IN ME AND I AM

STILL HERE

ALONE IN IT ALL

FEEDING ON LEFT

LIFE WATER OF STARS TO

EARTH AND KNOW

I WILL FOREVER

LOVE

FOREVER

AS THE ONE THAT BLEEDS

A HEART HELD BY

THE DRAGONS HANDS

NO MORE

THANKS TO YOU

ETERNITY!!!!

I CANT EVER TAKE IT BACK

AND SO

UNCONDITIONAL

UNIVERSE

SHARE MY HEART

FORGIVE IT

FOR BEING SO

SELFISHLY BLINDED

IN LOVE...

TOTALLY LEARNED I TOO CAN

BE A FOOL

AND MAKE MANY MISTAKES

BUT FOREVER FRIENDS

KNOW I AM OK.

ALWAYS YOURS...

LOST OUT HERE...

IN LIMBO...

TO THAT WHICH NEVER COMES

AND SO IS STILL IN ME

LIKE LETTERS NEVER SENT

LOST IN THE SPACES

WHERE THOSE THAT

ARE ...NOT REAL

BUT MY HEART IS REAL

MY HEART IS SO REAL

FORGIVE MY HEART

IT LOVES AND KNOWS NO HOW TO UNDO

THIS LOVE IT FEELS

OH MY BLOODY GOD

WHAT THIS HAS DONE

WHERE WE BOTH ARE

AND OH HOW

I SO WANT

SO NEED

SO CRAVE

EMBERS OF LOVE

THIS BLIND JOURNEY

IF I NEVER EVER

GET TO MEET

OR HOLD YOUR HAND

AGAIN

I LOVE ALWAYS!