I’m sleeping at the heartbreak hotel….

Poem

I’ve been living at the heartbreak hotel for a while now
Going from room to room
Bed to bed
It’s the same hotel but not the same place
It’s the same mood but not the same space
I’ve been living at the heartbreak hotel
Taking down the drapes to see the same clouds
Still hovering above my head
As I lay alone on my bed
I’m a tourist at the heartbreak hotel
Or at least that’s what I tell myself
It feels like the same decor but I’ve taken the curtains down
The scenery changes from time to time
It’s changed once more tonight

I’ve been living at the heartbreak hotel for a while now
I’m just a tourist- that’s what I tell myself anyhow
This room feels comfortable
Because I can’t remember anything else
I don’t remember a heart full of love
I’ve been sleeping at the heartbreak hotel
For some time now
Maybe I could leave tomorrow
Before I start calling it home

I’ve been writing about the world outside these walls
I’ve been painting free birds on these walls
Too afraid to leave the sadness behind
In case I leave and end up collecting some more
I’ve filled up some jars with tears
That I keep on this nightstand
I don’t think I need anymore
I’ve turned this heartbreak hotel into one fine prison
And hid the keys in a safe somewhere
To keep my heart safe I locked it up at this heartbreak hotel

I’ve been living at the heartbreak hotel for a while now
I’m a tourist or that’s what I tell myself anyhow
The room feels comfortable
Because I don’t remember anything else
I’ve been sleeping at the heartbreak hotel for a while now
Maybe I can leave somehow
Before I call it home

I was never scared of the world outside
Because I never feared death
But I’m too tired carrying around my jar of tears
Wearing my heart on my sleeve
I came to this hotel to sleep for a while
And I’m still here sleeping at the heartbreak hotel tonight

By Anshudha Garimella

Published by anshudha

Hi, I'm a singer, song-writer, poet and lifestyle blogger. I'm inspired by music, philosophy, fashion and most importantly nature...

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