Fall Away – Michele Vecchitto

fall away

Trouble, your constant companion
shadow boxing as you explore the darkness
I feel your desperation to find even a flicker of light
hiding in the haze of blue smoke rooms
I feel you even as you disappear, a phantom
betraying blue skies and sunny days
again and again and again

You slip into that world, out of reach
and I hold my breath, waiting
You escape pain as I embrace it
shadow dancing in locked step
somehow together
I feel you even when you’re gone
I can still feel you

And when you’re ready
when those demons have had their fill
I’ll be waiting
Oh, when you’re ready
I’ll be waiting
Let it fall away
the hurt and the sorrow
let it fall
I’ll be here waiting
Come home

Your momma cries and tells me to save you
Your daddy says forget you, just forget
Even broken, I try to hold on
Holding on

And when you’re ready
when those demons have had their fill
I’ll be waiting
Oh, when you’re ready
I’ll be waiting
Let it fall away
the hurt and the sorrow
let it fall
I’ll be here waiting
Come home

Shadows merge and collapse
in the ribbons of a scarlet dawn
One more last time
I feel you here
You’re home
this place of peace
I miss you

photo:  Pixabay
prompts: #JanuaryFalls18, MLMM – Music Challenge #42

5 thoughts on “Fall Away – Michele Vecchitto

  1. In this age of opioid addiction that has touched so many lives, your poem captures the agony and sadness of a parent waiting for their lost child. Heartbreakingly beautiful write.

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