I wrote this a few years ago.  Originally meant to be a song, I had an expert lyricist look at it and then tell me her thoughts.  First she said it was a poem, not a song.  She was correct on that.  It is a poem, thus I have chosen to publish it here.  She also said it was too sad, too “victim” and that no one could relate to it.  Well, she obviously didn’t pay attention to the end, because as always, it turns around and gives one hope.  Somehow I think she was wrong and that more people can relate to this than she thinks.  And unfortunately, this is more true now than it was when I first wrote it, but I still see light at the end of the tunnel.

Nothing Left to Lose

Sitting on an empty floor
Watching the window and the door
Hoping that some inspiration
Will come through this time

No money, no career, no lover, no home
I’ve never felt so defeated and alone
Don’t feed me some kind of cliche line
that kind of fiction won’t work this time

I’ve got nothing left to lose
Nothing left to prove
Nothing left to confess
No one left to impress
Just me…

I have worked every job and moved every year
Began a hundred times and cried too many tears
Running a race that never seems to end
Begging for something that would help it all make sense

I’ve got nothing left to lose
Nothing left to prove
Nothing left to confess
No one left to impress
Just me…

But I realize that maybe it’s time to try again
So with quiet conviction and a shaky hand
I push myself up off the floor
Let my imagination roam once more
I will build up from the ashes of my life
And give my dreams at least one more try

I guess I do have something left to lose
I do have one thing left to prove
I have more that I want to express
But only one person left to impress…
Just me

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12 thoughts on “Nothing Left to Lose

  1. It is a very sad piece.

    However……..

    Your friend is nly one opinion. I am no expert but I can see a song here. With the right music peaking and valleying throughout this piece it can work. But again, I am no musician.

    Also, disagree with your friend on the ending. It does give hope. It does show someone coming out from beneath the rubble. I think it is a beautiful piece that ends on a hopeful note.

    Happy you posted it.

    1. 🙂 Thank you Drew. I’m grateful for your insight. I’ve had some pretty amazing comments on it from some of my women friends on Facebook. Obviously, it did resonate with some people. Thank you for your input and I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 x

    1. Thank you for the song! I enjoyed listening to it and reading the lyrics. It says a lot about how I think many of us feel. Thank you for the visit romantic traveller and for the comment. Always great to hear from other bloggers. 🙂

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