Slowly sliding sideways
Losing hours caught in a gaze
No one recalls why, nor intends to but stay
Towers come undone tho we fought to keep them tall
Instead we just start gliding away
Off to new lands upon which we fall
All feel defenseless, just senseless
Lost for days in a daze
Each way you turn in the maze there’s a wall
Try not to fall, it’s no trick, just a trap
No trust merely the feeling of defeat
Slowly you see your backup deplete
Enemies become of every face you meet
All still trying to remain discreet
Just then, right now, or once again
Like I’m front row center n I still can’t find my seat
Lost and confused still gotta get outta the way
Time to get up and out before we run outta time to play
Seriously gotta get serious before it’s too late
No more tempting fate
Shock, or awe, just change up your state
Stop just sitting there dwelling on all that’s unfair
Or all the people who are never there
Stop depending on or defending everyone else
Time to get it together
Get up, grow up, and go on
Move on, you can still getcha groove on
Just gotta let go
Forget bout all the things people don’t show
Stop hiding and pretending you don’t know
Like you don’t ever have to grow
You can’t stay hiding forever behind innocence, like it makes no difference
You must realize one day it becomes ignorance
Next is arrogance, is any of this beginning to make sense?
Don’t be fooled by fools who couldn’t care less bout you
Deep down you know who you are n there’s no one who can stop you
So just do what you do
Always be true to that 1 person who matters the most
I just can’t believe how things tend to work out for me
When I’m in the darkest place
When it feels like there is no light for me to see
Out of no where a window appears
It’s open widely to let the brightness shine thru
When I the road seems too rough for me to carry on,
And I don’t know what I’m going to do
Suddenly as I turn a corner that road is split in two
I see a somewhat smoother trail,
Although it doesn’t always look easy,
It’s one that…well it somehow just suits me
I will take this path
For me it will make a world of difference
Giving me the chance to change,
Allowing me to see how my life can make sense
I’ll stop living it in past tense
Moving up, moving on, moving forward
I can make all the bitterness,
All the pain simply fade away
If I only chose to live my life the right way
©2013 Shavon Taylor CloversAllover.com
If I could change the world, I would not change the color of the sky
Though I would break even the possibility of a lie
I wouldn’t change a single thing about a rainy day
Instead I’d make it so no one would ever again be lead astray
I would never change the meaning of a child’s laughter
If I could, I would fix the ways we think or ehat people were after
I’d still enjoy the sound of the bird’s song in the morning
I only wish I could prevent death or at least let there be more warning
I’d never want to stop a tear drop shed in joy
Though I’d happily erase all the greed, never another soul would it destroy
Even if I could I wouldn’t change the way I look at love
I wish though, I could replace the things we find so hard to let go of
I wouldn’t change my heart or even how much I care
If I could I’d transform the need for love to be equal with the need for air
I’d leave the beauty of every single sunrise and each and every sunset
Instead I would make us all forget the emotion of regret
I wouldn’t take any of the meaning in family or friends
If I could I would reinvent the way any tragedy ends
I’d erase the hate, replace the fakes, and make love the only thing worth a fight
I’d make it so no one could do wrong, and happiness would never again be gone
We could all still be different, I mean we don’t all have to like the same songs
I just want to make it so we don’t have to hurt to grow,
So we wouldn’t all have to learn damage control
No one would never have to wonder what’s right, because we would all just know
Then never again would there be an emotion we’d be too afraid to show
© 2013 Shavon Taylor
As I contemplate all this change, I look around at all the good I’ve found.
Less than 6 months ago I had nothing, so in need.
The greed had taken over me, I’d lost myself.
Gone were my ideals, along with my moral ground.
Once you make up your mind you realize it takes so much less effort to live in the light.
Isn’t it funny how fast things can turn around?
It’s amazing how it all just feels so right!
Don’t be confused, I still battle my demons daily.
Yes it’s a bumpy ride but at least I’m back at the wheel.
I choose where my path shall lead.
I’m going the right direction this time, I can feel it.
Looking ahead now, that’s what I choose to do.
I will no longer look back with that aching dread.
For me; yesterday is gone, over, it’s dead.
My past is now where it belongs, where I have left it.
So it may never again define me, because today I am finally free.
© 2013 CloversAllOver Shavon Taylor