Grey Street

When is it my turn? When will anyone love me? Why must they all play games? There is something wrong with me. Why can’t they see how much I need them? How hard I love? Will this pain in my heart never end?

I’m right here, in front of you. Why must you run away, and then come back again, only to run away once more? Am I not good enough for you? Why must I always feel this way?

I just need to feel loved, to feel worth it to someone.

I’m screaming for help. Will no one answer?


This week’s song was Grey Street by Dave Matthews. I require lyrics to be able to participate, and this week’s lyrics hit me hard. It took me back to a dark place in my life in my early 20s when I was probably suffering from PPD and recently removed from my childhood of abuse. The song reminded me much of “She Only” by Great White, which I had on replay back then because it fit me to a T.

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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7 thoughts on “Grey Street”

  1. Lance says:

    I like the feeling of loneliness and angst. It just fit the song so well. good 100, sam

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, lance. it was a hard piece to write.

  2. TheKirCorner says:

    Oh my friend, wow, what a poweful 100 words. For some reason, this really hit me in a spot in the middle of my chest today, I’m not sure why, but We all want to be held and feel like we deserve love don’t we?

    while I don’t like knowing what you had to endure to be able to write this, I am so glad when you share your words with me.
    You are stronger, better, wiser, MORE now because of it, these words prove it. xoxo

    1. SAM says:

      XOXOXO. It’s readers like you who give me the strength to share my story.

  3. t says:

    Wow. This was awesome in its depth. Thank you for sharing of yourself.

  4. Tara R. says:

    Very heartfelt and emotional. A real cry for wanting to be loved.

  5. barbara says:

    The hardest pieces to write are the ones that touch us in those places . . . I’m sorry it was hard for you to write, but THANK you for doing so.

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