Rise

bird sketch

Rise

I was not looking to be at your side
I was just looking for a place to hide
When the winter comes, I will rise

Down this road for so long I’ve known
I’ve given up searching for a home
Where the grass is green like jewels
It almost glows

Year after year, I’ve lived the same old way
Surrounded by lies that constantly say
No, no, it won’t do
No, no, what you once thought isn’t true
No, no, let it go, give it up
No, no, what you do, will never be enough

Go home, is what I wanted to say
Just go home, I’m not suppose to be here anyways
Go, I close my eyes
I block my ears
Go, I won’t give in to my fears
Goodbye road, goodbye years
Living the same old way
Down the road I’ve only ever known

I was not looking to be at your side
I was just a coward, looking for a place to hide
And now my time is running dry
When winter comes, that is when I’ll rise

©2017 C.A. Barnes

3 thoughts on “Rise

  1. ‘When winter comes, that is when I’ll rise’ For some reason, this line stood out for me. Wonderful piece of poetry! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Diana! I actually like this line too. I often see winter as a challenging season to stay motivated, pursue change, or grow, but it is also powerful if one can do so, which is what I hope for myself and anyone who is seeking change 🙂

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