‘what a Dreamer,’ they scoff, throwing the word my way upon seeing the distance in my starry-eyed gaze. i pay no mind to their condescending tones, their earthly ways – no.
i lift my eyes and
/ trace the edges of the velvet sky /
i touch the stars with my finger tips and
* bring the sparkle to my lips *
so my words may shine the light of a thousand suns
and it burns me
( till i am nothing but a shadow of what i used to be )
so faraway from the world
from the souls that tethered me to a lie
of what i am, of what i should be
when i could be
and so i do not close
my star-bound eyes
that stare into the æther.
they call me a Fool and i smile
i may be a Dreamer, darling
but at least i’m
∞ a l i v e ∞
They were created for Greatness.
The divinity of mankind sheltered in their goodness
Every singular thought, each flowing emotion rooted from purity and good intention.
Yet Darkness descends upon those that were promised the Light
and Pandora’s box opened to fulfil the temptations of the night.
Insecurity was planted in their hearts,
the one seed of all evil they’d unknowingly sought.
And as they fought and plundered for all that was left,
the scent of tainted blood filled their unprotected nest.
The cradle broke
and fell to temptation
Mankind’s greatest cursed
to eternal damnation.
Time and time again, they chased the light
with inklings of goodness that gave way in the fight.
Until Time could not bear
to see their transgressions
and collapsed on the whole of mankind
on their corrupted self-obsessions.
The blood-mist cleared
to the bodies of the condemned
where Darkness had swayed Time itself
for the purest of good men
until there were
if you could see me bleed
you’d see the colour of broken dreams
seeping through open wounds
thick and gushing, the darkness blooms
what’s left inside me
is but a shallow stream
of muddled emotions
coming apart at the seam
and if i try to fight it
the erosion of my spirit
i fool myself into thinking
that dreaming is believing
if you could see my heart
you’d see there’s not much left to tear apart
but a single vein that thrums, it fights
splitting open to a new façade.