Saturday, December 25, 2004

[Poetry] A Spirit No More

I slept at four,
On christmas morn;
You came to me as dawn approach,
A faceless man no more.
And in my dreams I was at work,
Antagonized every minute;
By the important new guy,
That was you.
Arrogant and self-centered,
You brought me tears and rage;
All-consuming hatred I felt and learned,
The only choice I have is out.
They wouldn't, you wouldn't;
I had but to endure,
Your misbehavior and disrespect;
Just because of the foreign prince that you are.
I resisted, but you were insistent;
That I remain beside you,
In every moment;
Of every day.
My body is tired,
My soul is weary;
My mind is blank,
My heart is heavy.
You coerced me to have our portraits done,
In costumes of old we posed;
My face an expressionless mask,
While your eyes shone down with love.
A pretty picture we are they say,
You gave me one you kept the other;
You showered me with roses,
That went straight to the garbage.
I hated you still,
For all that I've had to endure;
You could be gentle and kind,
But why only now?
Time is short and you have to go,
Back to your kingdom, your people;
Days were long the nights seemed endless,
As you await for my sweet "I do."
It never came how could it be?
When all you've brought me is tears and pain?
You have destroyed my faith and hope,
My heart, my soul, my love.