Beyond the doors of choices made
Those which haunt us through our days
All of laughter fades away
As the tears of yesterday
Spring anew and bloom again
Like those untimely deeds of men
Lacking consequence are splayed;
Life in fullness is disdained.
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The tragedy is all remain
Bound by cords made of the same
Decisions past those of today
Even so while passing blame
For what was done before the chains
And all the choices never made;
As an Adam, Eve they blame
Ignorance their sole refrain.
Through thoughts of despair and moments of calm
When I’m unaware of how far I have gone
Time seems to stand still and hope disappears
Life tells fate her will but still it’s not clear.
Love flees apace as the days turn to years
Above all the laughter hides thousands of tears.
Vanquished before by these demons unnamed
Those banished and formed by one mind all the same.
Escape you still living, for death is your fate
If you tarry longer at this Devils gate.
Shut out the voice that never speaks
Beware of those who promise ease.
Cut off from worlds intent on more
And lost to those who’ve gone before
Allow yourself at last to lose
Defeat has nothing more to prove
Victory has lost its prize
The war has overcome this life.
While in a darkened corner sleeps the remnants of the past
As the man who can’t be moved follows in all the same old tracks.
Don’t hesitate to venture past, he won’t awaken now
For he has wandered through the night in search of sacred ground.
But all that he is will remain–for he is nothing now.
It happened without fanfare
No music drifted through the air
I realized without remark
Close on the heels of a weary heart
With bitterness fading away
I thought that I would be okay
Until what moved and took its place
Was the result of battles waged
Which till this moment I had won
Or at the least had held my own
But without crying, without tears
Without love, or borrowed fears
The one who always stood so strong
At last fell before the throng.
And final cognizant reflections
Realize climactic sentences
Do not preceded the paeons cry
But merely follow his sad life
And I that troubled paeon be
For life at last has broken me.
Remember when the darkness comes
And I’m no longer there
That you were one who withheld hope
When I was in despair
I wish not equivocity
But rather love is shared
Alas though we’ll not strive again
We’re cursed within this glare.
A fabled mystic long ago
Once spoke a solemn prayer
But quickly you’ve forgot it
And settled for pious heirs
Clinging to vestiges of hopes
So laden down with fears
You’ve lost the heart and mind to fight
As poisoned by the air.
So breath it in and breath it out
Pretend you’re unaware
Of who it was offered no hope
When I was in despair.
Where were you when I needed you?
I know you heard me cry.
How could you tell me what to do
And not give strength to try?
How hard was it to walk away
When I fell short again?
Why didn’t you come save the day
Did all this have to end?
You must have known how hard it was
To go so far yet fall-
Yet even though my heart is crushed
You ignore all my calls.
Where were you when I needed you?
I’m much too late to change.
But answer me before I’m through
And I will find a way
I’ve seen so many tragic things
broken hearts filled up with pain
power used but to destroy
stifling the hope of joy.
Sick and dying children lain
upon their beds while mothers slave
to offer but a piece of bread
giving what she never had.
I’ve heard the sounds of fear and dread
the cries of those who’ve fought and bled
for nothing but to have a home
some small place to call their own.
If only men could understand
what miracle’s held in their hand
what precious gift of life they bear
yet all I see around’s despair.
So out into the void I call
to everyone both great and small-
Don’t be so blinded by your greed
that you cannot see those who grieve.
Forget your trivialities
look around at those in need
reach out an open hand to share
and show the world how much you care.