Sanctuary

Everyday I make the same mistake
And that’s waking up in this fucking place
Face buried in my hands
‘Cuz no one understands
Can’t go on like this
I have to make a plan
But plans don’t pan out
And nothing’s ever how it seems
[Insert some bullshit ‘bout chasing my dreams]
But I don’t got no dreams
No, all I have is fear
Dreading the possibility that I’ll always be here

Got a… clenched fist
But no scars on my wrist
‘Cuz I don’t got no time for that shit
It may alleviate the pain… momentarily
But I gotta enough scars, both physically and mentally
So don’t no one be telling me that I’m alright
When you ain’t got no clue about my inner fight
The thoughts in my head and the feelings in my heart
And the ache in my soul that tears me a-fucking-part

So – please – just – shut – up
Do – not – speak
Can’t – go – on – no
I’m – too – weak
So – please – just – fuck – off
Let – me – sleep
Sanctuary
Is – all – I – seek

Sanctuary

Matt Roberts

Bangor, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

Lines 1-4 were written years and years ago and I think I must have used them a lot in various songs and poems over the years as opening lines. Why? Because I like them and they’ve just stuck!
This particular piece however, may be the last time I use them, because I like it and what it’s about: the inner struggle of man and how even those who are closest to you cannot even begin to fathom the extent of your inner struggle. Even if you seem fine on the outside, you might be giving up on the inside.

The title of Sanctuary refers to a place where you can go (internally, or perhaps externally) to feel safe (away from everyone else – alone, yet not lonely). Somewhere where you can gather your thoughts and feelings.

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