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A Thousand Cuts

The journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step
regretfully, my journey moves backward
my journey has no poise
it has no rhythm
I move forward in reverse to a tune
most perverse
my journey of a thousand cuts
began with a single mile
a battlefield that has seen countless wars
countless empires

endings

a river of endless scars
mending

I step sideways into the mist
into forests without light
another cut to curb my insanity
I linger in this lifeless form
I swing fast, I swing true
and the river running through my mind
brings my path back into view

without cause, I fall motionless through the air
through fields of green
worlds of glass, and embers
my descent slowed only by my reasoning
this is the cut of air
a wound deepened with every breath I take
and yet, to numb the pain
I must remove myself
no breath
no death

impossibilities reign

the drums of war beat in my mind
war rages on
and all I know is how to end
how to free a life from this plane
one cut, two cuts
three
more to feed the great beyond
the beast that calls to me

a battle song comes to my ears
and a voice betrothed to sun
to moon
words echo through the sands
as I flee my visions
the final cut from a blade unknown
the final task for a man forlorn

I use no blade to mark my way
I leave no message, I carve no runes
there are no words that I may say
to bring me to the emerald dunes
to the lands that I once loved
the faces, hands and eyes once lost

I feel no pain as I endure
one thousand cuts of life, most pure
I flee all reason, all roads and man
my eyes affixed to honeyed cure
I have found the will to travel light
through battles waged upon the earth
to venture past all realms and right

to you, again
my home, my hearth

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Red Rising

Colour has no light, no sound
no right to find the love it drowns
no flower girl to bring delight
nor appetite to mend the slight

Colour has the right to reign
to bring all hours to the flame
from moons to stars to eldritch tongues
cause enough to fight the rain

Colour brings no tears to fall
to round the mountains of the law
physics bend and break at will
as we light the spectrum wall

Colour brings what music won’t
to lift the lies right out from those
that fight defiantly and pause
when colours come to meet with prose

Colours run as eyesight wanes
when all the beauty starts to fade
dreams collide in emerald lanes
and all the fools return to play

Colours run away and go
as my lover longs to know
the reason I have hidden far
in the midday afterglow

of all the Colours we have found
none compare to love and sound
no descriptions lie in sight
to bring a view of those around

of all the Colours I have seen
none compare to evergreen
or Red, the hue of love’s domain
without her, I cannot be Rain

Dreamer, Drifter

My mind drifts from red dust to daylight
on and off the switch flickers
thick and thin, matters not to all the sin
all the sound, sights and ceilings that I’ve laid my eyes upon
hold the light as I fall to to the floor
your message burnt into my skin
your eyelids heavy from the warmth within

we fight daily, but we live freely
we fought the world and fell
the darkness thrived on our dealings
lately, I’ve found your hair soothing to the touch
a blessed feeling
no more nails, black water and paper trails
malice trickles in from the window
sunrise to sunbathed, we’ve found the world wanting
I linger on, unscathed

the widow calls out to the world in my stead
I have left this place in my shadow
back turned and nose burnt
I walk onto woodland paths unknown to those that laugh
no houses, no cabins or keeps to break the deep
longing I have for the worlds I’ve left behind, in my sleep

long ago have I noticed your embers
your dearly departed eyes have left the world watching
waiting, and I am touched
not by the wanting, or wounding or winding trails
and all the while we stood still in time, as I failed
again and again, we broke bread and shields in the twilight
onward to the hallowed halls of undying

onward to shallow graves and empty nests
filled with those fathers of empty threats
empty hearts, and eyes to look upon corpses we despised
but we loved them, we knew them
we watched them grow and die and again
we fill the coffins with rain from our tangled eyes

see the symphonies that I weave with my woe
with my heart on my sleeve, my light had to go
our swords fell to pieces and our words turned to ash
to barren lands, broken mountains
the waters drew back as curtains made of clouds
I walked alone, with you in my shadow
and yet I found you far ahead, always growing
always so beautiful, always so bright and unafraid
always smiling, a faithful companion
to the end

long have I waited for this day
this hour and moment in the dull dew of May
I find myself now in the fields of dreaming
dark with sunspots and too much feeling
follow me once more, my love
into light we cannot know
into the hearts that helped us grow
to lands unknown and unaffected
by the world we know
a place neglected