It always demands a sacrifice
It - or - They demand a deal
They are the devil at the crossroads waiting for a soul to steal
The choices of the seven deadly sins
Which one will you choose?
It consumes the light, but in return fills with dark pleasure acting as a temporary high; a short-lived fix that like acid burns.
Choices to choose
roads to take
in this infinite-scape
supreme space of emptiness
these turns in life
to avoid demise
granted a map of hope
from a buddhist, Christ or the pope
which way to go
a ship sets sail
lonely dying man
of three past wives
says to give family
the focus of light
God's law is supreme
as sexual fantasy is evil
of a designed mind
confusion settles in
as reality takes form
this life I've been given
a product of choice
I sit while time is ticking
the time it ticks, while lost in thought
the time it ticks, is all I've got.
I wish the voice was louder,
an internal guide
a guiding professional
oh show yourself
and I shall listen
My time of wander
will come to pass
Life is good when life is good
Life is bad when life is bad
Sometimes life is good but you’re still sad
Sometimes life is bad but you’re still glad
Why is that? It’s the way you live
Put things into my perspective
We make a choice to look at the bright side
We choose to make or break our own lives
Never let problems get you down
Pick your head up and hold your crown
When faced with challenges smile don’t weep
And the battle already half won so don’t settle for defeat
Do flowers have the choice to grow?
Do we choose? Do you know?
Do branches have the choice whether to bend of break?
Is this life's course? Is it too much to take?
Does the wind choose when to blow?
Does it get to choose when to stand still?
Do leaves drop at their own free will?
Do trees long to age past our time?
Where are answers to these questions of mine?
Look inside, look around.
From Earth to sky back to the ground.
A palm outstretched, the metal shone
Etched on both sides without an edge
The options were weighed, the metal was tossed
To do right by the result, we solemnly pledge.
With a destiny engraved on each side
It went up high and spun around
The dreams weighed more than the metal itself
A breath was held, the wish was found.
Once it reached its pinnacle
Nature took its course again
The metal flew too close to the sun
No feathers to fly, it would crash again.
The palm where the metal rested
Outstretched once more to reveal the destiny
Fingers closed around it once more
Eyes closed, he prayed for an eternity.
He opened his fist to reveal those lines
They belonged to him, they were his voice
His dreams, like the metal, could not be found
It was all an illusion, there was no choice.
Buried deep in the depths lies an awakened desire
Unbeknownst to the world; Passion aflame to aspire;
Clawing to the surface to display true ire
With resounding voice:
MAKE A CHOICE
Buried deep in the depths lies a restrained desire
Driven to the brink; Swiftly thrust to the spire;
Disheartened by disgrace, Prepared for ceasefire
With failing voice:
Make a choice
Released for all to see
Or shackled without a key
Regardless of the choice
A desire is voiced