o-UNHAPPY-COUPLE-facebookIt’s cold living in the same household

With someone that you don’t even know

We’re separate soles that used to be a whole

I don’t know what guided us to dividing love

When we used to share it from the same bowl


We used to wear it like the same clothes

I remember when it was you and me

But now it’s just you then me

It feels like you’re just here physically

And your heart has gone overseas


You were my better half for cries and laughs

And now that better half of you is gone

We may as well be in Iraq or Baghdad

Because our love is an overseas war zone

I pray God oversees us before we’re alone


I know that Jesus was hit with stones

But is love really supposed to hurt this bad

I really miss the togetherness we had

I hate how the weather gets when it’s sad

I rather rebuild and better this than be mad


But I feel like your heart has gone overseas

And you’re blowing love like unraked leaves

Honestly, I don’t know what to believe

When your mouth is shut and padlocked

Like a prisoner overseas who wants to be freed


I thought communication was the key

But if your voice remains unheard to me

What am I to think when you’re thinking silently

Assume to make an ass out of you and me?

Because you act private and move cautiously


I hate that you’re leaving me with the unknown

I don’t want a house full of furniture

And still be living in an empty home

You seem like a prisoner overseas to me

That wants to be freed, but has the key


If you went awol this love would fall

But don’t remain present giving nothing at all

Not getting along in your own home is like

A prisoner who wants to be freed but can’t fight

I just hope this love isn’t shell shocked for life

©Rodrick Bates


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