That Holds Us Back

“Bless me now for I have sinned,”
A phrase that strikes right to the heart
And in the waning firelight
Takes the whole to find a part.

All the tempting that we do
And we wonder why we fail
But blaming others keeps the lies
That comfort us in our own jail.

It’s funny how we make excuse
For this and that and this here too
Fear is like a firing squad
That tells us just what we should do.

Half of One

So I lied.

What’s it to you?

You never seem to care

Why get upset now?

Only the ones who care

Only they

Are hurt by such things.

You know you could just tell me you care

You could have

Could have a long time ago

Then maybe we wouldn’t be here

And you wouldn’t be hurt

And I wouldn’t be so surprised that you even noticed.