17 June 2014

Step Away, Walk Away

Drifting further into the beyond,
Step away, walk away;
There was a truth, but now it has gone,
Step away, walk away;
Drums pounded loud, then only silence,
Step away, walk away;
Peace gave way to inner violence,
Step away, walk away;

The blood flowed red,
In a river bed,
The war to be won 
Was fought in the sun,
And I, the darkness,
The power's harness,
Broke the moon with one blow,
And laid the dream low.

A desert born in morning's light,
Step away, walk away;
So familiar, yet a broken sight,
Step away, walk away;
The howling fortress grim and closed,
Step away, walk away,
Left behind by one betrothed,
Step away, walk away;

And the mute spoke lies,
To a heart of flies,
And the dead sang songs,
To bells and gongs,
And the past wrote a letter,
But nothing better,
And the witch drank spells,
From the tears in the well. 

A poem uttered, and soon forgot,
Step away, walk away;
A coin tossed high to cast a lot,
Step away, walk away;
An empty sky where the heart used to be,
Step away, walk away;
A single hope fading in the face of reality,
Step away, walk away; 
A drop, a stain, a memory in vain,
Step away, walk away;
A sorrow ended, to be raised again,
Step away, walk away;

And the fool waved flags,
Made of bloodied rags,
And the rage ran high,
Like a rising tide,
And the ice ran cold,
As an age of old,
And the dead lay dying,
Whimpering, crying,
And the end was near,
As hope became fear.

Step away, walk away.... 

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