Bleeding Love

This used to be my favourite song many years ago. When I listen to this song, I get transported to Newark because 2007-2008 was the time when I did a lot of those flights. This song played in every coffee shop, mall, store, my cousin’s car….everywhere. It was the song to listen to. It is so melodious, yet so ruminatively melancholic. It’s difficult to decide whether you want to appreciate the harmony of the music with the lyrics or just feel depressed and despondent for the singer, or worse, nostalgic reminiscing a moment of your own life. These were good songs. They were worth listening to. Whatever happened to good music?! Anyway, I decided to write a poem inspired by this rhythmic song.

The featured image is from one of my favourite movies – ‘Mother’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, a must watch. You need to pensively and actively introspect after watching the movie to comprehend and interpret it correctly. Such a beautiful movie.

BLEEDING LOVE – RUELHA

Once warm, flowers in full bloom.
Frozen cold, lifeless in a tomb.
Warm blood that flows.
Vein closed, now it only snows.

Once or twice was enough.
Discounted warnings, considered myself tough.
Draining all of me.
And everyone could see.

They tried to pull me away.
But I refused to stop my swaying.
Bleeding my heart dry.
All for this one guy.

Gathered all the pieces.
Fixed them with adhesive.
Saved all the warmth inside.
From feelings and pain to hide.

Fear of bleeding dry.
Fear of all the lies.
Fear there may be a vice.
I've got it all sorted, goodbye.

No longer yearn to crucify.
It's painful to turn a blind eye.
Of you, I want to detoxify.
I've got it all sorted, goodbye.

Drops of blood fall to the ground.
Melting away emotions, I'm growing strong.
I kept bleeding love.
Imagining it was from the dove.

And everyone around me knew it was crazy.
My vision was crippled by the vein, making all hazy.
They tried to pull me away.
Yet, I did not stray.

Outside, I'm cold as a corpse.
The heat inside my heart is not lost.
This once-wounded, bandaged fortress.
Reserves the heat for survival without being careless.

I appear as a frozen carcass.
But there's light hidden inside the darkness.
It's hidden away, locked up and secure.
Behaving all composed and mature.

He cut me open now.
And I'm bleeding, how!
These shores were meant to be receding.
But I keep bleeding love; I'm bleeding.

I'm bleeding love. I keep bleeding.
My heart's following, is he misleading?
I'm bleeding love. I keep, keep bleeding.
I just began healing. Is he just teasing?

He cut me open now.
And I'm bleeding, how!
These shores were meant to be receding.
But I keep bleeding love; I'm bleeding.

I'm bleeding love. I keep bleeding.
It's better to never have any feelings.
I'm bleeding love. I keep, keep bleeding.
Better be wise and keep the warmth for safekeeping.

But, I'm bleeding.
And the walls are peeling.
The fortress is crumbling.
I'm bleeding. I'm bleeding.
I keep bleeding love.
I keep, keep bleeding love.

-RUELHA 
www.ruelha.com 
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Image source and credit:Twitter/darrenaronofsky

This poem is purely literary. It is inspired by this lovely song ‘Bleeding Love’ by Leona Lewis. I’ve embedded it below for your reference. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. I have always written from my heart …about topics that I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic piece. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a way it was not intended. That is just my humble request. Please refrain from attempting to draw parallels to my life as much of what I write is fiction. Some of my writings may contain material unsuitable for children.

Lyrics:

Closed off from love, I didn't need the pain
Once or twice was enough and it was all in vain
Time starts to pass, before you know it, you're frozen, ooh
But something happened for the very first time with you
My heart melts into the ground, found something true
And everyone's looking 'round, thinking I'm going crazy, oh
But I don't care what they say
I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein that I keep on closing
You cut me open and I
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
You cut me open
Oh yeah
Trying hard not to hear, but they talk so loud
Their piercing sounds fill my ears, try to fill me with doubt
Yet I know that their goal is to keep me from falling, hey, oh
But nothing's greater than the rush that comes with your embrace
And in this world of loneliness, I see your face
Yet everyone around me thinks that I'm going crazy
Maybe, maybe
But I don't care what they say
I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein that I keep on closing
You cut me open and I
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
You cut me open
And it's draining all of me
Though they find it hard to believe
I'll be wearing these scars for everyone to see
I don't care what they say
I'm in love with you
They try to pull me away, but they don't know the truth
My heart's crippled by the vein that I keep on closing
Oh, you cut me open and I
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
Oh, you cut me open and I
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep bleeding, I keep, keep bleeding love
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love
I keep
Oh, you cut me open and I
Keep bleeding, keep, keep bleeding love

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