In Your Absence
When you were here, everything was right.
I didn't have to chase you, didn't have to fight.
The days passed, each one faster than the last.
The time we spent was never wasted, but never fully spent.
At least, not for you, I don't think.
That winter day you left me there, with no one's hand to hold,
No more of the summer leaves, no more burning gold.
You left me with a cold embrace, one that reeked of ending.
Once I was alone I thought, the days and nights the same,
That maybe in your absence, I could breathe again.
The breathing hurt, at first, it did.
For came with the breathing, a growing sense of dread.
Maybe I was alone forever, with no one's hand to hold,
Stuck in your absence, the never ending hole.
That was the day I saw you again, and I knew no matter what,
That I would always love you, no matter what.
So I tried to be your friend again, but that just wouldn't work.
I craved you like a drug, you see.
But not you to me.
That's the day I realized, no matter how I cried,
That you were loving someone else,
Someone I could not be, no matter how I tried.
Today is the day I let you go, and wish you all the best.
And as for me, I won't be, never again, living in your absence.
Better Without You
You were there for me always,
Never ceasing to appear,
Until one day, you decided you wanted more.
You left me, broken and falling,
With no hope for the future.
It's been a while now, and I see things now I never did before.
The way you looked at her, the way you smiled when she said your name.
I realize maybe you weren't always as there as I thought, as I hoped.
I think maybe, just maybe, I'm better without you.
As long as you are happy, and now content.
I will always love you, but as time wears on so will I.
She will treat you right, and make your life perfect.
Just promise me you won't forget, and then, only then, can I be better without you.