18 Jul 2016

Monday Musings [1] - Meant For The Skies

hey, can you please
leave, and get out of my head?
I know you won't ease
any of this pain, heavy as led.

oh I know you're perfect, flawless
but I really don't want your face to be
what I imagine when I close my eyes,
the things I'd do for you scares me,
and you see
I'm pretty sure, yeah I'm sure
it isn't healthy
and I know, yeah I know for sure
that you aren't the answer.

I don't like how if I only had one choice I'd choose you,
or how I randomly think about the little things you do.
this power you got who knows how over me
has tied me up like a rope so tightly,
it's strong and I thought I knew how but now
I cannot seem to break free.

who knew
it was possible to feel like I can finally breathe
and find that I've run out of oxygen
at the same time.

so hey you, won't you be my hero
walk away, but do it fast, not slow
I'm meant to be a free bird
and I don't know if you know
that you've caged me so
I'm letting you know.

let me take off and use my own wings to soar again,
somehow I've become dependent on you
and it seems I like it when you say my name.
I know you don't mean it to but it's happening,
I'm falling, I'm falling,
but please don't catch me,
it will only make me want you to stay
and right now my mind is full of alarms
screaming out no, not today.
let me loose, set me free, let me fly,
I was meant for the skies.

I don't trust easily
and I have a hole in my heart, that's why
I thought it would be
me, myself and I
yet now
I can tell I want to give us a try,
but the problem is,
I was meant for the skies.


A/N: Call it what you want, I know it's sappy...but if you're honest, really honest, haven't you ever felt this way? Emotions are tricky things, hard to control. Sometimes it takes another person to help you rein them in.


  1. Gorgeous, yet again, Tane! :)

    I love your blog and posts!

    Allie D.

  2. I love this poem! So relatable + beautifully written. <3 Eep, thank you for this sweet poem to put into words how we all can feel.

    - Amanda @ Scattered Journal Pages

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda. It's a pleasure...writing is what I love to do.

  3. This is so stunning, Tane. Your writing is just so gorgeous! And SO relatable.

    1. Thank you, Grace! I really appreciate your comment, girl. ♥

  4. This poem is beautiful, really heartfelt. Well done Tane, you have done it again!
    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

  5. This is so deep, and so beautiful. <3

  6. I absolutely love this. I know I'm scared as soon as I think I like someone, because I don't want to let them have that power over me. I don't want to waste time thinking about them when I shouldn't be. It's not healthy.

    The Life of Little Me

    1. I feel the same way. So glad you can relate. And thank you for your sweet comment, M <3

  7. Another beautiful and heartfelt poem! I love it. <3

  8. I have felt this way and simultaneously not wanted to feel this way. (You get me, right?) I've been literally praying about certain feelings going away; they seem to be distracting me from what's important. But God's got a plan for all of our feelings--even the ones we COMPLETELY LOATHE--I mean could do without :P

    O | Life as a Young Lady

    1. I get you, yes. And YES. I also pray about this all of the time. It's a distraction from what is truly important, exactly right. And I fight it. But it's true, He has a plan, and it's a good one.

  9. I have felt this way... I have wanted to let someone in but the thought of doing so scared me. You have pinpointed the feelings just right in this poem!

    1. You understand totally. Yeah, it's difficult, isn't it?
      Thank you, Vanessa!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! Glad you enjoyed it.

  11. How did you do that?...that was just beautiful, sad, and true all at the same time. Like yes, I have felt that way before (and have to fight it at times now) and it's been hard to let go, to fly instead of being caged, and you just described all of it so perfectly.

    1. Awh, Ashley, thank you so much! Wow. Your comment is so sweet and encouraging.

  12. Uuuuhhh. This reminds me of someone. This is probably so relatable to so many people.


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