My Burgling Days Are Over 🔊


I will not climb your wall

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I looked into your eyes and I saw it there – the wall
Three times I blinked and looked again to be sure
And I knew I had to let it be

No, with you, I only want to be let in through the front gate
And that big iron gate is closed now, locked with heavy chains

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So I stay out

No trespassing this time

No climbing, breaking in and comfortably sitting down on the couch, knowing that you’ll eventually like having me there, once the chock subsides
You always do surrender to a female burglar, you men

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I’ve climbed because you’ve challenged me, arrogantly thinking you’re safe behind those walls
I’ve climbed because I’ve felt lonely, because I’ve craved friendship and connection
But I’ve never meant to steal a heart!
I know it never ends well, the falling in love with a burglar – hearts are to be given to those invited through front doors


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You keep that wall if you need it, and come find me if you want to let me in
I might be around

And I would not try to steal anything

My burgling days are over

Just Before The Light


And with all the stories stripped away
The awareness left can be so painfully silent
Painfully lonely

When there is nothing left to analyse
No one left to blame
Not even myself
That moment before acceptance, peace
when the darkness embraces me
with love
And I twist and turn to get away
But it holds me like a mother holds an upset child
Until I finally surrender in its arms

That moment just before it releases me to run back into the light to play

Yep, that moment…