September/October 2015 3rd Place | “Please Waste My Time”

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3rd Place
“Please Waste My Time”
Julie Stirman
Hillsborough, North Carolina

There you are, standing on my front porch
Looking so sad
Well, I
m not surprised, weve been here before
It
s better unspoken 
That you run to me when your heart gets broken
And I play my part, I don
t ask for more.

Dont think about me Ill be alright
And maybe tonight
I will believe that you
re all mine
Come on inside, please waste my time

I dont need you to spell it all out
I
m not a schoolgirl
No, I
m not confused, spare me the warning
You
ve made yourself clear
I just pray you
ll still be lying here
And I see your face in the light of the morning

Dont worry bout me, Ill be just fine
And when I close my eyes
I will believe that you
re all mine
Stay for a while, please waste my time

So it goes and so it begins
Even though I know how it ends
I will still jump at the chance
Just to breathe you in

Dont worry bout me, cause Ill be just fine
and when I close my eyes
I will believe that you
re all mine
Stay for awhile
And don
t think about me, cause Ill be alright
And maybe tonight
I will believe that you
re all mine
Come on inside

Have a drink
Come sit a spell
Theres so many things
Only time can tell
But we
re here now, so what the hell
It sure beats being lonely

My heart will mend
When were through
If I can spend
This time just holdin
you
I may get hurt, but I don
t mind
The pain is sublime, please waste my time.

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