Giving Up


Why won’t it stop?

Why won’t the pain go away?

Why does it hurt?

Why does it stay?


I can’t take it anymore

The pain is just too great

It overtakes me

No longer can I make it wait


It has devoured my heart

And gnaws at my soul

It chews up my insides

The pain has taken its toll


Soon it will spit me back out

And I’ll put myself together again

But until it does, and even after

I’ll just let the pain win


~Chrystal Swallows

Written on

July 29, 2004

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was written at a crossroads in my life.

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