Shadows of Oblivion
An explosion inside brings out all that I had to hide
The anger, the sadness, my secret darker side
My life is a train-wreck; it’s an internal battlefield
Through the carnage, they’re coming at me from all sides to yield
They can’t look away, for they’re enthralled by what they see
And so no one rushes in, no one tries to save myself from me
Everyone bears witness to my ungraceful and ungainly glide
Into oblivion, a place where happiness has long died.
I swim to the shores to where the darkness basks its skin
Balk at the sight of my reflection on the unearthly tinge
Try to stand up tall, resolve to claw my way up and out
All while the sprites and faeries dance about and shout
Of how it will never measure up, my expectations
So I may as well surrender to my inclinations
That this is the best, the greatest it will ever get to be
And I should just allow my spirit to be set free.
Disheartened, I slink away from the shores and begin to tread
Back into the blackest of oceans, the shadows of the dead
I strain my ears, hoping to hear the faintest sound of hope calling
All the while realising I’m sinking further, falling and falling
Into the darkness, the shadows of oblivion
To rest along side the other women and men
Who graced this earth for one reason or another
But left it too, instead to come here and eternally suffer.
Copyright Intricately Complex, 2009.