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Margaret MacDonald: Music

Glad You Do

(Margaret MacDonald)
November, 2006
Margaret MacDonald
GLAD YOU DO
© Margaret MacDonald 2005

You are the crack that lets the light in
The corner of my room
You are the laugh that breaks the silence
Of my solitary mood
I am the screaming sirens
In the middle of the night
I am the broken bottle, the gash
That just won’t heal right

I’m not asking you to save me
You know that I’m not good for you
I don’t know why you stay with me
But I’m glad you do

You’re every sane thought in my head
Struggling to be heard
Your letters scattered on my desk
Are full of your wise words
I am the peeling wallpaper
I’m the clothes strewn round the room
I’m the scorch mark on your collar
I’m the Chaos Theory proved

I’m not asking you to save me
You know that I’m not good for you
I don’t know why you stay with me
But I’m glad you do

Reaching for your hand to hold
I rest my head on your shoulder
Say “I’m sorry” as usual and
Hope that you don’t go….please don’t go

I’m all the rage this season
A wildfire out of control
You are the soothing voice of reason
That echoes through my soul
I’m always saying the wrong thing or
Singing the wrong tune
It must be so embarrassing
Another conversation ruined

I’m not asking you to save me
You know that I’m not good for you
I don’t know why you stay with me
But I’m glad you do