Wash Away

Is it okay?

I remember the night – quiet, lonely, perfect
I remember the day – loud, busy, also perfect
And as I tried to walk around the puddles not yet on the ground
I realized one thing
The water had become blood
I always thought that was the worst day of my life
And it buried me
God, it buried me
But God has me smiling tonight
Because it took all this time for me to realize the truth
That was the best day of my life
I would give anything just to have a piece of it
It meant something to me
It was all I ever wanted
And everything I needed

It is now.

I took the smile over the file, every day
And on that day, when the final ones were handed out
The sky turned dark and I walked right into it
Quiet, lonely, but perfect
You couldn’t write it if you tried
Words don’t carry luck with them
But I did
Words don’t carry a blessing with them
But I did
I see that now
I am free
I see happiness in a moment I thought was sad
I am finally free
And I like it
I always will

It always was.

Song: Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Atlas Hands

About Paul

I think of my blog as an all-you-can-read buffet. There's something for everyone and complimentary mints at the door as you leave.
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5 Responses to Wash Away

  1. myattitude88 says:

    Its so freaky interesting how I always connect to the things you write. Sometimes as I read your posts I hoot and hollar at the similarities between our thoughts. Sometimes I wonder if your the voice inside my head. Are you? Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sophia Ball says:

    Absolutely lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

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