The Simple Life

Shattered


The battle became fierce

The separation came to a head

The silence got louder

The sadness deepened

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Tears fell

Smiles faded

Hearts broke

Hope fizzled

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Words failed

Thoughts congealed

Clarity ran away

Only a prayer rose

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A broken heart

A weary spirit

A life squeezed out

Joy stripped away

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Is this how you are Papa?

Do you break us deliberately?

Do you allow the ground to shift?

Do you let it all collapse?

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What did I miss?

What didn’t I hear?

Where should I have looked?

What was I to see?

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It’s too dark here

I can’t see a thing

It’s too bleak here

I can’t even dream

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It’s dreadfully quiet

There’s no one to speak to

It’s desperately lonely

I can’t stay too long

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Defend me oh Father

I cannot defend myself

Teach me to fight for me

I don’t know how to

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Protect me oh Lord

Have mercy on my people

Stand guard I beg

Surround us

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Be merciful oh God

For I am lost

Teach me Your way

Show me Your truth

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