Truth imprisoned in things left unsaid And fear to keep it mute Expectations not based in reality Biased beings claiming impartiality
Cloaked insecurities laying low our happiness Indifference masking dire emptiness Unable to unite love with prejudice Unable to see that in the mirror is the madness
Speak vitality into existence Change the story with a phrase Find words that breathe life into others Free yourself; never settle for the same
Witness the world with eyes unclouded See your true self as you are without it Rouse the virtuous cycle, now the hesitance gone Let your heart love, unencumbered, into the dawn
This is another piece I wrote to pair with Grieve the Astronaut’s “Signs” album. To me the original song explores seeking what’s inside and the battle within ourselves to understand, accept, and react to what we find. This musing is my take on the song and what it meant to me to experience it.
It leaves its handprints on all that I see, and tarnishes all I touch with poison Feeds depression like a maggot, to deepen this cursed mire that is my place to be It snatches my thoughts away from all glee, and I wish I would vanish, be hidden And alone long for a secret Eden, for a decade it has tormented me
It told me: ”You will never have a hand to hold, nor starry eyes to madly love Alone you'll stay, you're too broken, cautious Your spirit forever burns with my brand, there will be no olive branch, no sweet dove” Thus spoke the cold, dead void called Loneliness
Written sometime in October 2016 after an all-encompassing, amazingly crushing sensation of loneliness.