An Effigy

Admitting to someone you love that you made a lot of mistakes and you wish to start again and rebuild bridges once burned

We parted in a monstrous storm in the winter of the year

And the sun arrived and dissipated

 I felt nothing could change for the better

Caught out in a continuous storm

Without a hand to hold

Soul’s fire dampened out in the volatile weather

 

I’ll pretend my demise was a pre-conceived plan of mine

My life has been nothing like you think it is

I want to leave this life behind for a distant land, any shore

How can I bare these stale ghosts anymore?

 

Please don’t try to reach me

I can’t bask in the pain that follows ecstasy

My body will throw itself on to a funeral pyre

My heart is merely a burning effigy

 

The last stop on a journey to normality and peace

Seems to always lead me to your door

Am I looking for an easy fix or a hand to hold?

Is the answer to my question, what I so heartlessly threw away before?

 

And now I stand before you, fallen and afraid

All the pieces in place but the fires in my eyes truly dead

Everything I’ve done since has been a mistake

All of the dreams I had, turning to smoke and ashes in my head

 

Please don’t try to reach me

I can’t bask in the pain that follows ecstasy

My body will throw itself on to a funeral pyre

My heart is merely a burning effigy 

The End

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