Leave Me Alone


Leave me alone

To wallow in my tears

To wrestle my demons

To battle my fears


Leave me alone

You cannot be so close

The deeper I fall

The darker it grows


Leave me alone

I do not need your help

I have died this death

Many times by myself


Leave me alone

So, the bottom I find

Scratching and clawing

To hold onto my mind


Leave me alone

To make peace with the past

To quiet the ghosts

In the horrors that last


Leave me alone

I promise to return

When the fire is out

And the evil has burned


Leave me alone

As hard as it may be

Until I can find

The part that is me


Leave me alone

This pain you cannot share

This mantle is one

That only I can bear


34 Responses to “Leave Me Alone”
  1. beth says:

    that’s such an incredible burden to carry

  2. This brings up far too many thoughts and emotions for me to begin to share them here. I’ve lived that sense of being left alone completely – physically and emotionally – and pray never to be that far down the hole again. I will “leave you alone” in dealing with the pain if you insist, but I’m not going to leave you alone completely! After all, it’s my job as a sibling to torment you from time to time!

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Brad, I understand this. I’ve always β€œhid” out from the world when in pain. Perhaps that’s why I lived in my RV for 4 years. Why I love my faith is that even when I feel alone, or want to be alone, God is still with me. But boy, oh boy, do I still want some humans to leave me alone. πŸ’›πŸ₯°

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I understand the need for solitude when dealing with and sorting through emotions, and as your friend, I will give you the space you need. However, I cannot be pushed away from those I care about so easily. I will always be here for you. If you need to talk, I will gladly lend you an ear, and if you don’t, that’s okay. I will simply just sit with you. I, too, am well versed in silence. ❀

  5. A deep and profound work my friend.

  6. mistermuse says:

    I would have to un-follow your blog
    To “leave you alone” and at a distance,
    Which might make you drown your sorrow in grog
    Or, more likely, say “Good riddance!”

  7. Jim Borden says:

    sometimes you just want to be by yourself…

  8. I have the opposite problem. I am not trying to be left alone but others are more than willing to let me be.

  9. jonicaggiano says:

    I too have times when something triggers a memory of my childhood and I don’t really want to even talk on the phone for it is too much. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it may be a week or two even before I will leave the house except for a walk where I know I will not see anyone. It is hard to leave people alone that you care deeply about but I also understand the need to be alone. Sending you a prayer and my love. Jonikens xoxoxo

  10. joyroses13 says:

    So poignant and touching! Thanks for sharing yourself so honestly in poetic form.

  11. petespringerauthor says:

    We all feel like this sometimes, but I worry for those who function this way 24/7.

  12. Splendid write πŸ‘πŸ‘

  13. Jaya Avendel says:

    The emotion in this piece is so raw and poignantly expressed! I love the flow and the sound of each word as it forms the bigger story. ❀

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