Save It

Save the idle banter
And the petty, senseless chatter
For the next innocent victims
Of your self created disaster.

Save the sad, sad stories
And the sudden change of tune
For the tide that brings the drowning
When it all decapitates you.

Save it for the others
Who love to gasp and smother
In the drama and the strife
Of petty, purposeless lives.

Save it for the nights
When you regret not taking flight
When the chains were off
And you were running
Into freedom and your light.

Save it for the journey
That belongs to only you
For what you say about me
Is most revealing of you.

Save it for the lying game
You use to hide the shame
The lack of accountability,
The excuses and the blame.

Save it for the strength you’ll need
To recover from the change,
The chains, the regrets,
The moments missed;
They never go away.

Save it all to leave in the dirt
When the pain overrides the hurt
And all the disappointment
Is continually affirmed.

Save it like its a precious,
Priceless, rarest gem.
Save it for the arrival
When you have to begin again.

©venniekocsis.com

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