Dead to Wake (poem)


Dead to Wake


Raised on pain, in so many ways
Learned to turn off my skin
And drift away
Learned to close it all up
And just escape

But I blocked out the pleasure when I blocked the pain
Locked up the smiles when I locked the hate
If I let one out–the other gets free
Can’t go without love–so I do bad things

People warned me, said that I’d get hurt
Said love can’t exist in this world of dirt
Thought I could take it–I survived so much
So naïve to the nuances of love

I thought to be cut so deep, would help me see
That there really is a heart inside of me
It’d help me believe I can feel these things
To know I can reach what everybody dreams

But the theory is different from reality
It cut deeper than I thought it would ever cut me
Through my heart, right down to my soul
Oh my god
I actually have a soul

Suffered my whole life from the outside in
Now I’m suffering deep under thick skin
That’s a pain I never felt and it’s got me good
I guess it’s a pain that should be understood

So I face it, let it change me
Become a better friend and a part of my family
Work harder for myself and my dreams
Real love’s starting internally

That’s why I can’t breathe, the death inside of me
Gripped around my lungs all this time been choking
Have to let go, let my soul go free
What I did to survive, is done, let it bleed

What was done to me is done, let it bleed
No more room for revenge, so just bleed
Let it die so the heart inside can thrive
Let it grow, let the soul go and let it shine

I guess love is always there, gotta let it inside
People do care, so you gotta be kind
Darkness is there, but so is the light
There really is a point to this thing called life


Written by Kephra Rubin

Copyright 2014

I post as often as I can, but due to a slight case of dyslexia sometimes it is difficult to post quickly. I have to rewrite my work many times for it to be clear and concise. Subscribe and you’ll always know when I have something new up. Thanks in advance.

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About Kephra Rubin

I am slightly dyslexic and have a difficulty with writing. It's because of this that I try to write as much as I can. Lately my writing has improved quite a bit and it's thanks to everyone who reads and posts on my blog. Sometimes it is difficult for me to post as regularly as others do since everything requires a lot of rewrites. Subscribe to my blog so you always know when I've got something new up. Thanks in advance.
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