Stop My Love (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #5)   Leave a comment

(Verse 1)
I feel I have a cloud over me;
My ankles all wrapped up in chains.
I seem to always forget, for just a second and then
The chain gets pulled and I’m falling again.
I know it’s not something done on purpose.
I know that you don’t mean to.
It’s not your fault I that have gotten tangled up in you.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

(Verse 2)
I can’t be mad at anyone but me
For chasing after dreams that can’t be.
And yet I’m filled regret, for something I’ll never get
I’m locked down tight but I want to be free.
I know it’s something we want to move past.
Something we want to ignore.
It’s not your fault I’m tangled up in you once more.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

(Bridge)
I know I could find a way to move on
If I really tried
But they say the heart wants what it wants
And mine doesn’t want to be denied.

(Chorus)
I want to stop my love from growing.
I want the butterflies to decay.
I want to have my life move forward
Instead of tracing circles around you everyday.
You pull me into your radiant sun, but I know
I’ll just get burned if I don’t stay away.
I want to stop my love from growing.
I just want this love to go away

– Shaman Romney 2018

(This started as a poem, but as I kept writing, it developed a melody. The meter of the poem seems a little odd, but with the melody in my head it fits. Once I figure out the chords and such, maybe I’ll post a recording.)

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