He stood over the abyss, toes curled against rock
the thirst, the hunger
the anger, the hatred
eating at his soul.
Within his mind bruised the words
of mobs chasing
who thought they were better
who thought they should know.
On his knees he crawled through filth and muck
weeping tears that none could see.
A sneer twists his lips,
wicked words that punish those
who thought they knew best
who thought they knew more.
A false thought of flight
as he jumps forth to the air
waiting for the rescue
he was certain was near.
Your lips did speak
Pulling me in
making me believe in castles in the sky,
men in the moon
in love that can be true.
With broken heart
and tears of gold
I fell for the lies you told.
Never once did you deny
you just continued to build
one lie upon another.
Until finally the castles in the sky
fell at our feet
to be built nevermore.
You Swore! You Promised!
Spittle covers my dejected face
as I fall to my knees.
Tattered rags and dirt covered feet
attest to how far I have come.
I watch the disdain play a game
trying to hide and yet failing.
I watch those of your court pity me
but there is nothing I can do.
You swore that you would protect me!
You promised that you would love me!
And yet here I am, abased on the floor.
I hear the clack of heels as you walk away,
I hear the murmur of voices in my head,
in a flash with a blade of steel
I have ended your life.
I trusted you at a time when all deferred
holding your hand in a time of terror
as you did loudly proclaim
your sincere innocence.
I followed your lead, pushed them all away
locking myself away in the dark
Your words were like whips stinging
your lips stroked with velvet steel
your caresses desirous to me.
I lost myself within your reason
I lost myself within your greed
I lost myself within your desire
for it was how I had to pay.
I lay upon the grassy knoll
staring at the sky above
creating sandcastles and dreams
from the clouds floating by.
Near my head
a silent vibrating phone
that I chose to ignore.
The pain I feel
the scorching of my soul
no words that you have spoken
will heal this scar.
Tears course down silvered cheeks
tiny lips quivering with fear
when above me it forms.
My Castle in the Sky.
My home away from here.
My Castle in the Sky.
Remember me with kindness.