Forgive me for those foolish thoughts-
Ideas which leave me paralyzed
Forget all of my broken faults
that come and steal away my time
Conceal me from temptation’s taunts
or guide me though it’s mines
Then find me if at last I fall-
Restore my soul and mind.
You saw me but you walked away
You heard me call but wouldn’t stay
You thought I’d break but I’m okay
Actions proved what you won’t say
One day if we meet again
I’ll let you know when we began
That it was real for me but then
Face to face all this will end.
Looking for love in all the wrong places
Dancing through nights with nameless faces
Hoping for something more than what’s past
Maybe the next time true love will last.
But then comes the morning in cold emptiness
The night before but a bitter remembrance
True love is a myth or else just a dream
Hiding for years or so it would seem.
Then cyclical return of the bottle and more
Take two glasses, three- Then swallow before
the evening comes crashing down in a blaze
of passionate ecstacy- Everyone’s dazed
And as the night closes in on those lost
They deaden their minds to let hearts pay the cost
For while looking for love in all the wrong places
They spend their lives dancing with nameless faces.
“Before this last time that I leave
take I beg of you this key.
For it alone can free my heart
which I have kept quite set apart
within a stronghold so secure
might and force cannot procure.
Take and hold it here for me
until someone who is worthy
should venture in to claim its prize
releasing then this heart of mine.”
With that she placed that silver key
into the hand of Him unseen.
Close your eyes
and shed a tear
faith has fallen
out of reach.
How have I
ended up here?
in the breach.
If I could learn the words to say
I wouldn’t waste another day
I would haste to find the way
to mend this broken heart
But still I don’t know what it takes
Hopeless in this endless maze
The map is torn that leads the way
just like this shattered heart.
Between the lines there is a space
where all the words I could not say
reside and there an answer lays
that heals a troubled heart
Remember this moment
when once set upon
for the curse that will follow
kills the blessings that come
from all stolen pleasures-
by which kings are undone
and the pain leaves you hollow
from the deed that you’ve done.