Moments Passed

Our lives are knit by moments passed

Between the lines of first and last

We share a smile, share a laugh

Before we move on: moving past.

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Effortlessly seeking more

Than all the moments gone before

Only to return to the stores

That have passed on unadorned

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Then once again as moments passed

Escape what’s given; never grasped

Till what is lost is now steadfast

Token roads all now long past.

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Conquered

Achievements once before were flaunted on a gilded stage

While restless warriors more than conquered all that could be claimed

Beyond the scattered dreams unquestioningly now displayed.

There isn’t much to be desired from what’s left to gain.

But still the mind once haunted by the dreams of yesterday

Sings along to choruses endemic to their name

Replacing those long lost by lyrics wishing for the same

Intrepidly insisting there is still a game to play.

Wrongfully disaster strikes like water to the flame

And restless warriors once again conquer what can be claimed.

What is it Here?

What is it that you’re searching for that brings you here today?

What is it that you cannot find by some other old way?

What is it here that you desire beyond the masquerade?

What is it here that beckons you to play this twisted game?

What is it here that broke open old wounds again displayed?

What is it here that begged attendance of your heart today?

What is it here you’re searching for behind your placid claim?

What is it here you’re searching for beyond what here is named

This is Where

This is where I leave you

As everything will change

This is how we will undo

All of what remains.

This is where I leave you

This is what you wished

Forget what we once asked to do

Forget forgotten lists.

This is where I leave you

Walk onward out the door

This is where I leave you

As you knew once before.

Now is when the winds of change

Press outward bursting seams

As the light within recedes

Like all forgotten dreams

Stretching, breaking at the core

Hoping for what can’t be

As this is where I leave you

This is our broken dream.

Chains of Fame

Set watch over hearts unchained

Though the guilt and fear remains

For without oversight claims

On the mind increase in shames

Wrought through body’s efforts laid

At the feet of altars placed

On the heart now free of chains.

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Leave off questioning the games

Turns taken by those in chains

All the while chasing claims

Made by ones without said fame

Laid upon the hearts in shame

Free of altars perfect placed

Bound by chains of thoughtless games.