Damaged Like Me

It's about someone who desperately wants to love, but, paradoxically, wants to do nothing but stay away from the world and drink to numb the pain

I return to the place where I can feel true to myself

I drag myself out of the light and feel nothingness

My friends set their hearts to wonder

I drink this whiskey for my health

I tear my scarred heart once more asunder

 

I can only hope somebody can care or pretend

But I reject the false empathy of my friends

 

Another Friday night

Another time to get left behind

They can’t understand my apathy

Why should I carry on searching

When there’s nothing left to find

 

I take a deep breath but stop again at my door

The tears dry but the numbing sorrow remains

I’ll drink again, but I’m not ready to hit the floor

I drink this whiskey to my health babe

I can barely face the days anymore

 

I can only hope that I’ll find another broken romantic

I can only hope that there’s a girl just as damaged

 

Just as damaged as me now

 

Another Friday night

Another time to get left behind

They can’t understand my apathy

Why should I carry on searching

When there’s nothing left to find

The End

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