We watched our streets turn from stone to blood

We watched our friends turn from love to fear

The skies they blackened with long nights of endless screaming

The trees they crept around in the background beckoning

 

Take my hand and take it now

The conversation has to disappear

Let the words remain just thoughts in your head

As we run from the damages and wreckage of our lives

Light and sound and don’t forget sight

All but dismiss the ricochet around our truth

 

We watched our streets turn from stone to blood

We watched our friends turn from love to fear

The skies they blackened with long nights of endless screaming

The trees they crept around in the background beckoning

 

Take me heart and take it now

The love you have has to be flung away

Let the pieces remain just hollow and empty in your chest

As we run from the carnage and knowledge of our lives

Dark and silence and don’t forget song

All but forget the vicious circles that surround our truth

 

We watched our streets turn from stone to blood

We watched our friends turn from love to fear

The skies they blackened with long nights of endless screaming

The trees they crept around in the background beckoning

 

Take my body and take it now

The thoughts you have just have to be buried so deep

Let the violin man play his sorrowful song

As we run together from the scarred images of hostages

I’ll stay here so you can go

All of me for all of you just go, I give it all to you

My heart, my hands, my courage

Just go now, while you can.

 

By: Jeanna Szuch