Tired of Running

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In life, you can only run so far

Before what you fear

Catches up to you

One way or another

Hiding, doesn’t help

It only delays

And the battle will come

When you least expect it

The numbness of not feeling

Though valued for a time

Hinders that, which we hunger for most

To be loved

It allows us to be fooled

            Until you feel the stirrings of your emotions

                        And for better or worse

                                    The fears come

You feel hopeless and unarmed

            Running to go hide

                        Is the first instinct

                                    Yet we long for one, who won’t let us

A safe harbor, is what I need

            To unleash my tears

                        A light, to help set things straight

                                    A warrior, to love, and fight by my side


Don’t let me run

            Nor let me lie to myself

                        Just hold me tight

                                    Even though I push away


I want to trust you

            I want to love you fiercely

                        But I am at a loss

                                    On how to proceed


Every move I make to protect others

            Requires an answer from me

                        I don’t have

                                    Not logically


I thought, I was alive

            Until I met you

                        But you made me feel

                                    And I am no longer asleep


So now, the battle has come

            And I have no way

                        To properly explain all that I’m feeling

                                    Just know, I’m tired of running






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