Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

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Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

Memories consume
Like opening the wound-
I’m picking me apart again-

You all assume-
I’m safe here in my room-
Because she’s here with me-
but her dark side looms-

I don’t want to be the one
The battles always choose
‘Cause inside I realize
That I’m the one who used-

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I’ve come to this-
I don’t know how I got this way,
Or what’s behind her kiss-
I know it’s not alright like this,
I'll never be alright-
So I’m breaking the habit,
I'm breaking the habit, tonight!

Clutching my cure, I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again,
I hurt much more than any time before
I take another pill again.

I don’t want to be the one
The battles always choose
‘Cause inside I realize
That I’m the one who used-

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I’ve come to this-
I don’t know how I got this way,
Or what’s behind her kiss-
I know it’s not alright like this,
I'll never be alright-
So I’m breaking the habit,
I'm breaking the habit, tonight!

I’ll paint it on the walls
‘cause I’m the one at fault
I’ll never use again,
I know how it all ends-

I now know what’s worth fighting for
And why I had to scream!
And now I have some clarity-
To show you what I mean-
I don’t know how I got like this-
But I did start this fight,
So, I’m breaking this habit,
I'm breaking the habit,
I'm breaking the habit- Tonight!

August 28, 2010. © Gerard Haughey, All rights reserved