A tale that reeks of despondence,
Dare not get too close
The smoke be contagious
Be warned, your admittance is conditional.
Look within- are you lost,
Does the darkness scare you?
Confines you to tremble so,
Or is the cause closer still?
Look now- time is not on your side
Find yourself and remember who you are.
Recall, ‘cause this land
does you no favour.
My error, I ran away
Moving just fast enough to be caught.
Shut out in that safe
With no entry and no return.
Lies, treachery and spurn
plagued me day-to-day.
When the world shuts its windows on you
Conceals evil in an opaque fog,
How do you see light?
Or believe in shining bright.
So much is lost,
To light up these mourning eyes
How to do you keep up forgiving
It must be too much for you too.
Not to be fanciful nor derivative
Though this be an ode to the land of our souls
I never thought I'd be locked away with you.
My eternal punishment
The betrayal you bear across.
Am I unworthy, fearful or just lowly this day?
We fought, cried, and battled
You belittled, admonished and castigated.
Do you still hope to cast me away broken?
I never knew you, my soul
The way I do today.
The loneliness of our circumstances
Unclouded what was hidden before.
The answer always lies in the questions
I’ll just have to learn to ask the right ones.
Control is your domestic beast
Your secrets sealed in silence.
I'll dust off and begin again
Stand up to you someday.
The scars will heal
I'll know myself anew.