I lost my soul, my meaning and my eyes.
Forgave the time but not it's ever lasting traces
I gasped for air between a thousand sighs.
Believed your lies and all your many faces
But nothing held my world from crumbling
The night you left my side.
There are a million other clouds to rain
But I am dry from tears poring down my past.
And yet no rushing river can erase the stain
Of bitter words that crushed so fast
The little wonder world I built by dreaming
Of honesty and love but couldn't last.
By me, no curse would ever reach your soul
And there would be no restless nights for you.
I wish you light and joy to make you whole.
But you will find as time unravels you are due
To pay the broken shards still staining
The inside of my chest a deep red kind of hew.
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