Built to Last

People need their independence and not every relationship is meant to last forever.  Nature intended us to be wild and free, not to be tied down to a life time commitment in a relationship.  Being single doesn’t mean that you are all alone, it is more of a matter of choosing your options.  Marriage is no longer the institution that it used to be and the average marriage in the United States now lasts 8 years and separation usually takes place after 7 years.  A new term “Starter marriage” has entered the vernacular, because marriages are no longer built to last like they were years ago.

There are times when you must beckon,
There are times when you must fall.
You can take a lot of wrecking,
But you can’t take it all.
There are times when I can help you out,
And times when you must fall.
There are times when you must live in doubt,
And I can’t help at all.
Two blue stars, shine o’er the hill.
Plead no more, now just be still.
Through the night, now safely there.
Show me something built to last.
Been held by the fire,
Yes and I’m, held by the ring.
You can walk on balls of fire,
But sometimes you might bleed.
There are times when I have begged you
And you do the same to me.
If you can’t or won’t admit it,
At least we pulled you through.
Three blue stars, set o’er the hill.
Call them back; you never will.
All these trials, soon be dead.
We all need something built to last.
Built to last ‘till time of seven,
Falls tumbling from the sky.
Built to last ‘till lightness fades,
And darkness falls on all.
Built to last ‘till years roll back
Our couch perched in the sky
Show me something different,
Or something built to try.
There are times when you get hit up on,
Try hard but you cannot give.
Other times, you’d gladly go
With what you need to give.
Don’t be afraid to save your face,
When you have done your best
Now I won’t forget,
Next day try the rest.
All the stars, are gone but one.
Morning dreams, we found the sun.
Show me something built to last
Two blue stones, shine o’er the hill.
Call it back; you never will
All these trials, now are dead.
Show me something built to last.
All the stars, are gone but one.
Morning dreams. here comes the sun.
Through the night, now sinking fast.
Show me something built to last.

Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115, where she asks us to write something about when a person is tied down to somebody, that they can’t really be themselves for long.

9 thoughts on “Built to Last

      1. Thank you…it was July 4th…I picked the date so I would never forget it. We dated 7 years before we got married…
        Yea I know…you never know.

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