Until Then

Walking through streets, passing faces in a blurry scene.

Bustling restlessness, presenting us a mask for loneliness.

Aimless wandering and wasting away.

Supplying a daily dose of mental decay.

We work to live.

Instead living to work.

Identity becomes what we do, not who we are.

Our feet stay planted instead of jumping for the stars.

Dreams decapitated before they’ve begun.

And kids fall down, we all fall as one.


Come, take my hand.

Let’s travel together, let’s brace for the land.

Rise above the pain.

We share through all.

Open room for love and no longer crawl.

Come, take my hand.

Together we’ll stand tall.


Minutes pass us slowly as years fly by.

Growing older and wiser but you remain standing by.

The world, she moves in circles in space.

It rotates, rotates, rotates, and the smile leaves your face.

You find you’re alone in a darkened space.

The friends once yours belong to others.

Your friends become the pointy end of metal.

Happiness forged minute by minute.

Next you know you’re fully in it.


Come, take my hand.

Let’s travel together, let’s brace for the land.

Rise above the pain.

We share through all.

Open room for love and no longer crawl.

Come, take my hand.

Together we’ll stand tall.


Café on the corner, you walked in.

I looked up to see.

Thin of frame and pale of skin.

Few coins shaking in your hand.

Ready for another fix.

A sudden rush of euphoria and you spin.


Is this what you thought it would be?

Is this the life you want to see?


Please, take my hand.

We’ll travel together, our feet in the sand.

And when you wake, you’ll smile again.

But here I wait.

Until then.

Until then.

About Jason L. Troy

Film Enthusiast; Avid reader; Occasional writer; Pianist/Drummer; Runner
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