Monday, August 20, 2012

I've Tried To Run But I Can No Longer Hide


I’ve tried running
I’ve tried hiding
I’ve tried twisting
and turning
squirming
lying
dodging
slip sliding
side winding
shim shaming
flim flaming
shilly shallying
side stepping
hot footin
slippin out the back door
talkin a blue streak
speakin out of both
sides of my mouth
talkin with a forked tongue
pissin in the wind
fronting
punting
playing possum
playing dead
rolling over in bed
hiding under the bed
pulling the covers
over my head
pulling the wool
over my own eyes
self-delusion
self-hypnosis
denial
passive aggression
intoxication
self gratification
fornication
every possible explanation

I’ve tried every con
every scam
every dodge
known to man
every ploy
under the sun
only to learn that
I can try to keep
running all that I want
but no matter what
subterfuge I might use
there’s just no way
I can continue to hide

Sooner or later
the truth will
hunt you down
and chase you
up a tree
and that
my friends
(despite all that
I have tried
to do and done)
is precisely what
has happened
to me!

Amazing grace
how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
but now am found
I was blind
but now I see!

jhmarkowitz
Philadelphia, Pa. 2012

1 comment:

  1. Incredible words, powerful, moving, amazing indeed.

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