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Do Or Do Not (There Is No Try)

written by: OurSacredHonor

All the papers have piled up
There are stacks of laundry on my bed
And traffic's backed up for miles in my head

I'm trying to get a grasp
On something solid with my hands
But all the things I let go of snap back like rubber bands

My routine is less a routine
And more a training regimen
Training me for who knows what, what a grueling task it's been

I have few complaints though
Most involve my time
And how I've yet to devise an efficient way to use what little I call mine

I waste more of it thinking
Than I do writing any of it down
That's just not me and clearly there's something that needs to change right now

I haven't asked for much of you
But what I've asked has meant a ton
And of those few things you haven't delivered on even one

I should write a book
With pages full of your reasons
Your excuses are as predictable as the changing of the seasons

I've offered you more chances
Than a casino ever could
But even though I hoped it, I feared you never would

Now fear has come to fruition
And I'm left with the aftermath
To hoist my hopes up that high again is simply too daunting a task

Maybe I'll learn my lesson
Do things different this time around
I'll keep my head out of the clouds and my feet firmly on the ground

Yet you know I was always a dreamer
And I guess I'll always be
Some things will never change, just look at you and me

Yea, we've had our moments
But now it all seems so inflated
By the reality never realized, the one I had anticipated

I guess I better leave now
Before my hopes float back up too high
See, even after all these years I'm still no good at goodbye

So I'll leave you with this advice
That I've always considered wise
"Do or do not, there is no try"

Comments:

Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 11:02AM

Ouch!

Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 2:04AM

il second that " ouch"! ,...my ex boyfrend used to say the same thing tho..bout theres no such thing as "Trying". i jsut had to read this one

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