Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Coming Undone

Sometimes we just need to come undone in order to get put back together. After I wrote this to someone else, I realized that I needed to hear it, too.

Coming Undone

Shattered dreams
Cutting at your feet
Broken schemes
Dying on the Street
Always running sideways
Never knowing
It’s okay to come undone.

Don't you know?
You're a mosaic in the making
With rain in bottles breaking
While Destiny keeps on taking
It’s okay to come undone.

Your knees on the ground
So many pieces scattered ‘round
You find familiar faces
Sweeping their own spaces
Fields of loss and pain
No one’s to blame--
Don't worry, you can't drown in this rain
It’s okay to come undone.

Remember--you're a mosaic in the making
With rain in bottles breaking
While Destiny keeps on taking
It’s okay to come undone.

Whistle sounds
Get off the ground
Time to stand
You’ll keep it together, man,
All on board are hiding pain
All masks are on the train
If not now, you’ll catch the next
No penalties, no regrets
It’s okay to come undone because

You're a mosaic in the making
With rain in bottles breaking
While Destiny keeps on taking
It’s okay to come undone.

If you’re gonna keep it together, man
You need to come undone,
Find a time, find a place
A friend, a familiar face,
Surrendering this mask
Is a humble hero’s task, brother,
You’re not the only one,
You’re not the only one,
It’s okay, it's okay to come undone.

ADR copyright 2006

7 comments:

Cal said...

Wow. I love it. If I weren't so manly I would admit to chills and a lump in my throat. Very powerful... thx for sharing.

Andi said...

Thanks for commenting. If you were following Bryan's link, I think it was meant for my first post, but I'm glad you read this one, too.

jay are said...

Wow. Very cool. And like anya mentioned on Byran's post regarding your first poem, these are begging for music. Very very good.

Andi said...

Thanks, don't quite know what to do with all these compliments. Feel free to throw together a tune in your spare time:)

bryan torre said...

a song waiting to happen, yes.

bryan torre said...

FTR: as song lyrics go, these are better than 90% of pop/rock tunes i know of.

SoozeSchmooze said...

My turn to comment...I loved this poem/song...it is very REAL...yet the message it such a cool message of HOPE...it is very touching..Susie