The sun melts into the horizon Amalgam of light and darkness Where the lines are blurred Between paradise and hell Consumed by the ocean Glitter hues of golden days Now wrapped in tempests Bellowing over troubled waters Such is life – Moments of delight Washed away by turbulent tides
Sometimes I wrap myself in A gloomy blanket of thoughts For what else can I do When I cannot shed this Heaviness of doubt, anxious bouts That creep into my silence Smothering me with disdain Like a languorous python; I lay in the darkness, Wondering what I did to gain This onerous companion Crushing me from the inside
Let’s go back to the caves Bury our screams in silence Discard our deadly weapons In the deepest darkness For they fill us with bravado So false, instill us with prowess So misguided, that our world Slowly crumbles around us Just stones, as cold as our hearts
In the fleeting darkness Only dreams survive On the chariot of dawn That rises from the ashes Of a horizon in cinders Lost to the dying lights Of lonely burning skies! The dark broom of night Sweeps away stardust From under the canopy Of a dazzling firmament Slowly lost in the distance
Darkness, in your embrace I shed all my worldly woes Like the skin of a snake For you, my wounded healer Whisper to me of spells From the bowels of hell. Goodness is long dead To survive the death knell You entreat me to beckon Pettiness, slithering slyness Throbbing deep within, now Spilling on to slippery slopes. Clutch on to the last straws Don a mask and carry on For in life only those thrive Who enjoy the masquerade.