Promise

I promise to be back tomorrow

To hold your hand once again

So promise me, don’t drown in sorrow

We have too much to regain

I promise I will be here for you to borrow

So promise me you’ll remain sane

 

Those dark times you had to face

And those tears you couldn’t trace

Were all for the sake of staying strong

But you know and I know that was wrong

Human beings are too fragile

Too volatile

To cycle through that lifestyle

But you only contract more and more

And struggle to fight your corrupted core

 

Your soundless scream breaks the silence

All I want to do is embrace the cold you

But you push back stuck in a trance

Consumed by lies burying what’s true

Self-hate and insecurities converge in a dance

So at the end of the day there’s nothing to do

But embrace the numb darkness that ensues

 

Day turns to an endless night

And you continue to struggle and fight

Not knowing that it’s futile

You protect yourself by remaining hostile

Stop! And listen to me

Don’t kill yourself to be free

Don’t kill yourself just to see

 

Your soundless scream breaks the silence

All I want to do is embrace the cold you

But you push back stuck in a trance

Consumed by lies burying what’s true

Self-hate and insecurities converge in a dance

So at the end of the day there’s nothing to do

But embrace the numb darkness that ensues

 

You finally accept and say goodbye

But tears flow as you break

You still believe your destiny is just to die

This realization only leads to a shocking heartache

But I won’t let you die

I won’t let you break

I will save you from this self-neurosis

Because—

 

I promise to be back tomorrow

To hold your hand once again

So promise me, don’t drown in sorrow

We have too much to regain

I promise I will be here for you to borrow

So promise me, you’ll remain sane

 

(Truthfully, I’m as broken as you are

Though our distance is far

I hope this resonates within you

As it will for others, too

So promise me to believe in living)