Persistence is Futile

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Persistence is Futile

I could answer your questions, but I would only lie

I could speak the truth, but there’s nothing worth saying

I could promise to change, but I would only fail

I would write a new story, but it will always end the same way.

© Red


 

Imperfect Solution

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Imperfect Solution

Some nights it seems like the only solution
Freedom calls from the edge of a cliff
Salvation hides in a bottle of pills
A razor-sharp end to a terrible movie

But who said death brings an end to pain?
Maybe those demons travel to the other side
Shadows that follow right through to the sequel
May as well stay and see how this movie ends

© Red


Tanka ~ What Becomes

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What Becomes

What becomes of dreams
If this night lasts forever;
If sleep never falls.
What becomes of tomorrow
If this darkness never leaves

© Red


 

Kyrielle ~ Still

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Still

The outside moves further away
These shackles are the price I pay
Still hiding from knocks at the door
Watching bugs crawl across the floor

Outsiders can’t break through these walls
I’m never home when someone calls
Still scratching at that same old sore
Watching bugs crawl across the floor

Insiders believe they know me
They see what I want them to see
Still concealing an empty core
Watching bugs crawl across the floor

Inside is big enough for one
All but the demons are long gone
Still waiting to find something more
Watching bugs crawl across the floor

© Red


Double Tetractys ~ Chasm

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Chasm

Numb
Empty
No substance
Ice cold chasm
Never so lonely as when I’m with you
The closer you get, the less you know me
Can’t let you see
What’s inside
Rotten
Core

© Red


Tanka ~ Three Words

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Three Words

We almost made it
Until you said those three words
You shouldn’t give me
A gift I cannot return
Love’s just a concept to me

© Red


Double Tetractys ~ Dreams

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Dreams

Dreams
Nightmares
Hard to tell
Both too painful
Caught between a dream and a memory
Caught between a dream and reality
Nothing changes
Time slips by
Quickly
Gone

© Red


Belonging

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Belonging

Don’t you know
I don’t belong
here

You’re asking me
to stay
to be
something
I’m not
ever going to be

I don’t belong
here
I don’t belong
anywhere

© Red


Real

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Real

I can’t remember
the last time
I felt
anything
You talk to me
Touch me
I’m not there
Your face
blends
into the background
with all the others
You are no longer
real
Nothing
feels real
to me

© Red


Sanity is Madness

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Sanity is Madness

We live in a world we know cannot exist
Make up theories and pretend they make sense
We search for meaning in the meaningless
Convince ourselves of our own existence
We start on a road that begins where it ends
Then call it madness when sanity descends

© Red