as dark as it is beautiful
Here lies the warrior of dreams
Rotting away in this casket
Forgotten now – all roads once paved
As the flesh slips away from the bone.
Here stands the carrier of lies
Whispering to the wayward masses
Enchanting them so with disease
That they can’t even see they’re alone.
Here weep the children of shame
Not once – but a thousand times shunned
Sleeping in hovels of dirt
Whilst living in an age of charity.
Here kneels a man of the cloth
Praying to a god that’s gone deaf
Lost up in a cloud of confusion
Preaching to his flock about clarity.
Here steps the daughter of virtue
So chaste and so pure and naïve
Struck down by the hands of obsession
She then slits her wrists by the sea.
Here be humanity’s cancer
– An eternal, devouring beast –
Hunger that goes beyond need
Cold destruction that fights to…
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