Ruby - Astari Boedikoentjara
When you're gone
I wish for another day with you
Impossible but it's true
No one is ever ready for such news
Every day is basically the same.
We’ve become hamsters in our own spinning wheels.
It’s the familiar, boring game.
We’re going round and round on our heels.
The world’s become a scarier place.
They said I should’ve stayed longer
Perhaps it’s true
You’ve made me feel better
I owe it all to you
It’s the place where I could be
Oh, you're so dying to be right
assuming us in complete denial
clearly begging for that spotlight
Your accusations are beyond wild
way out of line
The world outside?
It can be chaotic.
God Does What God Likes.
What we break, God May Fix
or Leave Shattered, just like that.
Sometimes your blood runs cold
at the sight before you
You may be bold
spitting out what’s true
Pent-up anger inside
Why are you still fighting?
I thought my visit would keep you calm.
I thought you’d be hanging around,
with me for this whole month,
from dawn to dusk, dusk to dawn
saying prayers to Him.
We can still see each other,
thanks to the webcam on our computers
or hear each other on our phones.
some things are irreplacable.
Against my will
I caught your presence
Time stood still
breeding a new conscience
“Patience is a virtue.”
At least according to you.
“There’s no point in this fight.”
Nothing wrong with patience.
No break for you now,
‘though it seems unfair somehow
You have to keep on working,
no matter how exhausting
Others with less or zero effort
requiring double, triple-checks
even as all floods
right into your brain and heart
The clock is ticking