As I glance right behind me,
The past is sure to follow.
Choking on my memories,
This truth is hard to swallow.
I wake up each morning
With an elephant comfortably on my shoulders.
For this burden I cannot shake
Has left me constantly pushing boulders.
I want to escape this fate,
But the present has proved no contrary.
I want to run away from my shadow,
And selfishly give this burden to someone else to carry.
Every time I throw my sorrows out the door,
They always find a way to return.
If only I could find a way to detach -
It’s this feeling I so desperately yearn.
Looking back on my life,
I wouldn’t say I hold regrets,
But there’s much more I want for myself,
For what I deserve, I believe I am in debt.
I’m better off without those lies.
Better off without the pain.
Better off without the sadness -
I fear happiness I can no longer feign.
So “Goodbye” to my weathered shadow,
I’m filling all of your cracks.
I now have the future to look forward to,
Because I’m no longer looking back.