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I Can't Explain

So much happens I can’t explain.
Thoughts fly by much like a train.
I know things can’t remain the same,
I can’t help what’s inside my brain.

I have these visions and see you,
I remember things we used to do.
It has passed and now is gone,
I hold on, but for how long.

I remember when there was a time, 
When I could see at least a sign.
 Still, I seem to fall further behind,
Now so much is gone I can’t find.

All I wanted was to smile,
Now it seems I am out of style.
I once had love but now it’s lost,
So many opportunities that I tossed.

I want it all to go away,
I have to leave I cannot stay.
I look around, I’ve lost my way.
I think of change perhaps I may.

I seem to get lost inside myself,
Then I become someone else.
I try to see the light of day,
 All the clouds get in my way.

I feel tired and lose some fight.
Light gives way, brings forth the night.
I look for answer but there’s none in sight.
I can’t explain so I hold on tight.

I need to lie down and get some sleep,
Close my eyes and count some sheep.
Maybe tomorrow will be better than today,
The fabric of life appears tattered and frayed.

Copyright © Mark Russell

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  1. Date: 5/20/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Love the last line "the fabric of life appears tattered and frayed." important thing to remember is to never give up in what our heart feels and desires!! regards INK-U-SCRIPT

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 5/20/2012 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks glad you enjoyed it and what you said is so true. Kind of like you don't aalwys get want you want but sometimes you get what you need. have a great day and thanks for reading....Mark