Like a turbulent storm-ravaged sea
My emotions are laid out to bear
Twisting and churning in a miasma of torment
Feeling that there is no-one left to care
But with wild abandonment the winds blow
Crashing waves against devastated shore
Upon which stands a figure with loving grace, wanting to know
The pain that is ever present in my soul and ever wanting more
This figure that shines ever so brightly
Casting rays across this turbulent sea
Calms and soothes, caressing me lightly
Washing away all my sorrows, making me see
That this sea, that rages ever on, can cleanse my soul
Leaving me washed and whole
Even though you are dead and gone
I still feel you watching over me
I am a better person now
From what I learned from you, don’t you see?
Through life’s trials and tribulations
I walk these empty streets
With your ghost by my side
There is no place where I can hide
You stand vigilant over me
I now know, in your own way
That you loved me
The face belies the emotions that are hidden underneath.
Feelings of despair, that runs so deep.
If you peel away the layers, they will pour forth from out of the soul,
Upon the ground, where they pool and soak thoroughly, leaving the body cold, empty, and bare.
In the face of death,
You take hold of all of life’s gifts that you hold dear.
And with a fragile breath,
Hold them close to your heart,
As death steels your life and slowly tears you apart.
I’ve become consumed with life’s trials and tribulations.
I feel the destructive forces, destroying everything that I know.
It overwhelms me, like a torrent of emotion.
Falling farther from the precipice of my sanity,
Losing ground forevermore, I have but one wish:
For all those I love, to think of me, but not to shed a tear.
For that would be my greatest fear.