Close to Brokenhearted

by Marianne Tefft

When life turned and broke my spirit
Left me crushed and lookin’ up
Deep inside my heart was burnin’
Didn’t know which way to run
Stinging pride and shiny bottles
Had me just too blind to see
I could say a little prayer
And love would lift the pain from me

I’m so close to broken hearted
I can’t find the air to breathe
Lord, I’m just so tired of hurtin’
Pray your love is my relief
Just so close to broken hearted
Pray your love is my relief

You gave me a chance to find
What I’ve been searching for 
Just when I think I’ve lost my mind
You raise my head up off the floor
When I can’t take the load alone
Can’t do it any more 
You’re there behind to keep me warm
Your good love leads me home

I gave up truth for easiness
But found no kindness in the dark
Drank from the cup of bitterness
‘Til you gave me a brand new start 
Looked around and saw your love
Could ease the Hell I built myself
Lord, I don’t deserve to ask 
But I still need a little help

I’m so close to broken hearted
I can’t find the air to breathe
Lord, I’m just so tired of hurtin’
Pray your love is my relief
Just so close to broken hearted
Pray your love is my relief

Born in the U.S. and raised in Canada, Marianne Tefft is a poet, lyricist, teacher and voiceover artist on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. Her first poetry collection, Full Moon Fire, is slated to appear in July 2022.

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