The Hammer

Hear the ringing
Of a tiny golden hammer
On the steel back of a blade

How the confident and vivid echoes roll
As it strikes away at seconds in my soul

Every swing sends
Little shivers up my spine
For the name he carves is mine

Such a tedious affair to tell a tale
But I know those words and numbers very well

And the feeling
It’s the finitude of living
On the knife edge of a fate

Waiting patiently
In the wings of staying busy
For the last remaining date

While the hammer keeps it pace
In an absent sort of pulse
A rehearsal for the day
They will lay me in the dust
And the words will be my name
With the story of my time
Written deep within the stone
All the things that I have done

And the hammer keeps it’s pace
Such an unfamiliar friend
Like a harbinger of grace
For a swiftness of our end
All the words will be our own
And the story we have made
Written deep within the stone
All the things that we have done

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8 responses to “The Hammer

  1. Don’t have a worry
    I’m not giving up
    We don’t have to bury
    This love, this is just a hiccup

    I won’t accept defeat
    I definitely won’t quit
    I’m not taking a seat
    Though this is difficult I must admit

    We say we’re good
    At being patient
    This is just our
    Chance to prove it

    Keep your head up
    Because I’m pushing through
    I don’t care how tough
    I’m going to work as hard as I need for you

    I’ve accepted and come to terms
    That it may be a very very long time
    But great treasure holds great worth
    And great worth takes a lot of work

    Don’t have a worry
    I’m not giving up
    We don’t have to bury
    This love, this is just a hiccup

    I won’t accept defeat
    I definitely won’t quit
    I’m not taking a seat
    Though this is difficult I must admit

    But you can be sure
    That I don’t quit
    And I’m being patient
    I love you and it’s worth it

  2. To know that one day
    It will all be okay
    Is not much consolation
    When you seem to have lost all sensation
    Even though it’s not the end
    It still hurts to miss your closest friend
    Believe me, I understand
    You’re not alone even though your day is not so grand
    I’m so sorry this is rough
    I know it caused a lot of pain just to love

    • I wanted to go
      The keys in my hand
      I wanted to drive
      Never to return
      I wanted to leave
      The things in my head
      All that we did
      Back in the past

      I wanted to go
      Hide in the storm
      Follow the clouds
      Get myself out
      I tried to forget
      But I haven’t yet
      I have to admit
      It’s hard to quit

      When a love like this
      Feels unstoppable
      As I clinched my fist
      And tried to resist
      But a love like this
      Feels unstoppable
      I have to admit
      I couldn’t give in

      I wanted to take
      All my mistakes
      Turn them to stakes
      I could impale
      All of these faces
      Calling me out
      Telling me I
      Am planning to fail

      I wanted to hurt
      Everything else
      Drive them away
      All by myself
      I wanted to burn
      The poems I wrote
      Back when I smiled
      I used to know

      A love like this
      Is unstoppable
      I clinched my fist
      And tried to resist
      But every song
      And every photograph
      Makes me long
      For a love like that
      And since I know
      It’s what I have
      I guess that I
      Can’t give up yet

      🙂

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