I wish you held my hand
Because it was held out for you,
And I wish you’d let me understand
That you were hurting too.
I wish I read more closely
All the clues you left behind,
And if you knew how you have helped me,
Could I have helped you too in kind?
But most of all, I wish your soul
Broken and cracked it was with pain,
Is resting now, at peace and whole
And that you never hurt again.
© Jade M. Wong 2017
Written as a tribute to Chester Bennington, the Linkin Park lead singer who passed away recently. Reports have confirmed that he committed suicide. I know I’m not the only one whose life has changed because of Linkin Park’s music, and Chester’s lyrics.
Thank you Chester for everything you’ve given the world. I’m sorry the world couldn’t give you what you deserved.
I hope you’re resting in peace now.