This is for a friend, the strongest and bravest person I know.
The world, awash in golden sunlight
yet inside are darkened clouds.
A smile, fleeting and shy,
yet in your eyes I see fear.
"I'm fine." You say.
Even though no one truly is.
The courage and strength that I see in you,
a fragile frame to hold you up.
But slowly the pressure is building,
thin frame breaking,
and nothing I can do to hold you up.
All the king's horses and all the king's men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again...
I wish I could but glue the fractures up,
re-sew the torn heart.
I watch the Hollow feed on you,
on your soul and on your joy.
It has taken my friends before now,
I won't let it take you too.