Jessica Lockhart


Let Me Be - Poem by Jessica Lockhart

Please get out of my head
Can't you see I'm trying to sleep?
This is not where you belong
Once it was you I longed to keep

I've come to find that
You're hidden behind my eyes
I see you in every little thing
And I find it no surprise

You snuck into the song lyrics
That were supposed to be my escape
Now I deal with the silence
There is no escaping this fate

It's a sweet kind of destruction
When my thoughts linger on your name
The way your hand caressed my heart
But destroyed it all the same

I wish I could say that
You didn't haunt my dreams exquisitely
Yet anywhere I go
My thoughts stay on you unwillingly

I hold on like a fisherman
Clinging to it's line
Trying to reel in
What isn't meant to be mine

I know you won't read this but
Please, let me rest.
I'm tired of wasting sleep
Over this cliche mess

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Let Me Be by Jessica Lockhart

  • Kim Barney (9/27/2015 8:25:00 PM)

    Great poem, Jessica!
    Hopefully, you are now in Brazil and too busy to log into Poem Hunter these days, because this is your most recent poem, and it is from last January! (Report) Reply

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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (1/1/2015 9:40:00 AM)

    I know you won't read this but
    Please, let me rest.
    I'm tired of wasting sleep
    Over this cliche mess
    A beautiful poem based on wishful thinking.Well expressed Well done
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2015



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