before and after challenge
after the ashes rise,
ill fall to pits of my despair.
what we once felt,
is no longer there.
we are toxic, unresponsive
way beyond repair
drift your thoughts back to before:
it was freezing, winter season,
i knew you, you say, voice rough and hoarse.
we were at peace, let life take it's course.
but it lead us here: to depths so deep.
i am tired, i have tried by i cannot sleep.
i am haunted by what we used to be.
You shattered an already broken girl.
What will you do if I don’t survive this?
Before and After
Before I touched your body,
Before I saw your soul,
When I was behaving oddly,
To try and get to know,
The you before the time I met you,
What was going through your mind,
If you thought your dreams would come true,
Get your story to unwind.
I had thought I saw our after,
In the corner of your eye,
Thought I knew where we were going
Until you caught me by surprise,
After you had time to think
Your after's turning then on me
After I became an afterthought
After you thought to set me free.
I've been longing for an after
Looking at each of our befores,
Every moment filled with laughter
Now is broken evermore.
Before has no answers for me
And I know I must move on
But before I go I must see
There's an after with you gone.