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Albatross

By: Robin Lea (School of Chemistry)
Competition Year: 2017
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You're an adult now there's no time for crying
Things you must achieve, there's no "I'm trying"
work, eat, sleep, anything to survive
Destroying ourselves to make us feel alive
Trying not to notice that we're dying

You're an adult now you've got things to do
Put all your heart in that smile but there's not a hint of truth
Punch the wall, turn a corner
trying not to show your torn
I ask "In this situation, what else can I do?"

But I ask rhetorically to avoid responsibility
When it comes down to it, you can always blame this on me
I avoid responsibility because I know it's down to me

You're an adult now and you're running out of time
There's no "at least I tried" if someone dies!
We're lost boys without a Peter, begging for a leader
Screaming "why will no one help me?!" at the ever passive sky

But I ask rhetorically to avoid responsibility
When it comes down to it, you can always blame this on me
I avoid responsibility because I know it's down to me

I'm so fucking sick of being brave, but how can I say that when it's for someone else's sake?
I'm so fucking sick of all this pain, but how can I say that when you're hurting again?
You say "now I know how it feels to be alone"
I'm biting on my tongue to suppress the words "you're not alone"
I'm bleeding but your state's critical, we've got to be strong to make this fixable
I know that we're miserable but we need to be strong to hope this is fixable

Question feasability to avoid responsibility
When it comes down to it, you can always blame this on me
I avoid responsibility because no one can achieve this but me
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