Awake!

IMG_3708 - Version 3Awake!

I found you there, out in the cold

Wasting away, waiting to grow old

Your limbs were weak; your eyes were dull

A ghostly body masking a warm soul

I woke you up from your sickly sleep

I begged you to dig down deep

In dark chambers of your castle keep

Where roses bloom and stars weep

There is beauty; there is pain

There thorns tear into the soul’s vein

Winter’s frost burnt out your flame

And you’ve let it for the sake of shame

What deep, dark secret do you hide

That not even you can seek and find?

In dreams, it haunts your dwindling pride

It screams from somewhere back in time

Set free that beastly memory

Let loose her talons and her teeth

It’s done no good to deny her leave

Caged, she’s robbed you of your peace

Awake! O Soul! And fight for life!

To simply cling won’t satisfy

Hear your spirit’s yearning cry

There! It flickers! In your eye!

That spark that colors bright your skin

The world awaits what you have to give

It’s a waste of a life to merely exist

Only once, are you given the chance to live.

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About Erin M

Another human sorting through life on earth and sharing thoughts and stories you may or may not care to read. I'm as imperfect as they come, so the benefit of the doubt is always appreciated.
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