3rd Place, May/June 2014 Lyric Contest: “Away Forever”

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3rd Place
“Away Forever”
Joe Farren
New Lenox, Florida

I miss the man in your locket
Cause that’s the man I used to be
I left my heart and your name next to mine
A scar upon that willow tree

Now I’m married to this moving
And staring at these hotel walls
I can’t believe I left your warm embrace
For this black and empty highways call

Now I’m a teardrop from your eye
Where I can touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

We used to sparkle like a diamond
I should have put one on your hand
But I just, I filled my pockets full of fool’s gold
Just like a fool, I did not treasure what I had

And now I’m a teardrop from your eye
Where I can touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

Now you’ve grown roots like that willow
And branches of tears raining down
But all I feel beneath my knees
Is a thousand miles of shaky ground

And now I’m a teardrop from your eye
And here I touch your face again
And taste your skin one last time
Before I’m wiped away, away forever

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