Misuse

Zoo_avatarby Lipe Lea06 Apr 2015

I held your hand a lot and you asked me why I did so,
And I told you I held it so much because one day I must let go,
You told me you would never let me go in your life,
That wasn’t what I was scared of…
It was time.

I stared at you a lot and you asked me why I did so many times,
And I told you;
I stared so much because one day I might go blind,
You told me you would never let me go or lose my sight,
That wasn’t what I was scared of…
It was time.

I listened to you a lot and you asked me why I was so quiet,
And I told you;
I listened so much because one day my ears might hear only silence,
You told me you would never let me go deaf or blind
That wasn’t what I was scared of…
It was time.

I told you I loved you a lot and you asked me why I said it so frequently.
And I told you;
I said it so much because one day I may no longer speak,
You told me you wouldn’t let me go mute, deaf or blind
That wasn’t what I was scared of…
It was time.

Today is the day I must be on my way
Part of me leaves you,
Part of me remains,

Shed no more tears than what’s necessary
For I had a lifetime of rain,
Instead rejoice for me,
For I am no longer under strain,

I may not hold your hand any more,
But I did when I had the time,
I may not see you anymore,
But I did when I had my sight,
I may not hear your voice any more,
But I did when I could hear,
I may not say I love you anymore,
But when I could, I did so without fear…

I leave this world without regret
Knowing I did what I wanted to do
Knowing I said everything I meant,

I was never scared of going mute, deaf or blind,
I was scared of dying….
And not wisely using my time.