The Roses Smell The Same

This was once a happy place
I for once was a happy face
But now there is just empty space
And for many years
These walls haven’t heard your name
But the roses smell the same

My plain dull trousers, your bright red dress
Lying around in such a mess
My only hope for happiness
Is not in clinging on
But in extinguishing the flame
Still the roses smell the same

Oh these beautiful damaging thoughts
Tie my mind up in knots
Leaving me to connect the dots
In the wild winter winds
And all through the sad seasons’ shame
Yet the roses smell the same

When I sleep I do not sleep
When I weep I do not weep
Only an illusion I do keep
When I give up
I’ll be closer than where I can now aim
While the roses smell the same

A Little Butterfly

It was a little butterfly
I tried to catch but couldn’t
I set a trap for it to fall
Yet the insect wouldn’t
I hoped with all of my might
My hoping was in vain
The more I tried, the more I failed
My heart then bled with pain
It was then the butterfly
Came and sat next to me
So we talked for some hours
Oh we talked so endlessly
We discussed about the blazing sun
About clouds and skies and trees
And we left no word unturned
About plants and songs and bees
Then her time was up as I
Watched her flutter back and fly
Though I tried to keep a hold
She left me here to cry
Now then for the second time
I felt my heart bleed sore
And I couldn’t quite decide
Which is bad and which is more
Was it worse the first time
When I didn’t know her at all
Or was it worse the second time
When my heart rose just to fall?

I Rented Out My Heart To You

I rented out my heart to you
I thought you’d keep it good
Never asked my monthly due
As any landlord would

But you took me for a ride
The place is now a mess
The damages can’t be denied
Have left me in distress

No apologies or anything
You left behind no sign
A fool I was to expect something
From a girl without a spine

Now I’ll keep my heart with me
Never let it out on rent
Though it may seem a bit empty
I will feel a lot more content

How Should I Let Go Of You?

How should I let go of you?
Should I burn all photographs?
Should I erase every embrace
Every tear and every laugh?
Should I delete the memories
That take up space on my phone?
Tell me what I should be doing
So that your memories be gone
Should I ignore my head
For rewinding those happy days?
Should I ignore my heart
Where you hold a special place?
All these thoughts they confuse me
I don’t know what to do
How does one heal a broken heart?
How should I let go of you?

Without You, Without You

The blue skies don’t feel so blue
The daisies have lost their hue
The wise words don’t seem so true
Without you, without you

The green fields don’t feel so green
I’m staring at an empty screen
Everything’s lost in between
Without you, without you

The yellow sun is not the same
If I don’t get to call your name
Life becomes an endless game
Without you, without you

The black hole in my heart
Is consuming all the other parts
Slowly, surely, I am falling apart
Without you, without you

Without you, oh, without you
No colour seems to catch my view
I’m left with nothing good to do
Without you, without you