Cannot UnderstandI cannot say that I understand how you came to be acquainted with this feelingCannot Understand by Siren-Badru
For I don't
And maybe can say that I never will
These little pieces that you let out
They tell me stories
And none of it makes any sense
But yet it all fits together as a whole anyway
A whole that I don't know what it is
And nor do I need to
If you wanted me- or anyone else- to know
You would speak, and spill
So I will just give you my friendship
Since I cannot give my understanding
And this is not the friendship of closest friends
Because I don't know if you would accept that
But I am here- for whatever you need me to be.
A box to hide things in
A book to ramble long speeches in if need be
All I can say is here I am
And hello stranger.
ChantryListen, child, listenChantry by AlecBell
to the love that the bird sings
mellifluous, monotonous, it chants
the changeless song of its being
that love, that ancient syncopation,
that emptiness of the overflowing heart.
Finale 3Finale 3 by AlecBell
The heavens ablaze,
Massings of vapours kindled
by reflected light.
The distant cosmic furnace
sinks from sight, consumed by night.
UnreachableUnreachable by AlecBell
We return only
when we dream, yet we live
Here in the present, the rush
of time crushes us too close.
Starlight Angelthe starlight angel danced in the shadow of the sunStarlight Angel by Cassildra
her silver wings futtering in the breeze of ages
the sages gasped as demons wailed in days gone by
the sky collapsed as she whirled and twirled
she danced the dance of death and no one cared
for such a spectacle was gorgeous to see
the angel of the stars sang a song
so sweet and pure that hearts broke and
the earth wept blood. humanity fell apart.
the other angels tried to get her to stop
but it was too late for her to quit now
nothing could stop the starlight angel from
the dance of death she had now begun
humanity was doomed from the beginning.
but who could see that it would have such
a beautiful ending?
SpiderwebIt's so hard to breathe through choking tearsSpiderweb by Cassildra
Unable to keep us free from these dreams
Of pain and suffering and torture and death
Inequality and demons and mishandled lust
We all dream of love in forms we deem perfect
Project these images throughout life onto many
Undeserving partners, those who are willing
To use us and cast us aside
Fear drives us forward into the great unknown
Afraid of being alone, we grasp at whatever
We're handed; be it a hand, tentacle, claw
Or a spider's leg, we grab thankfully and climb
Desperate to have anyone, we crawl into the spiderweb
Into a deeper unknown, controlled by someone
Else who can manipulate as easily as we;
And sometimes we barely escape, if at all
What's the purpose?
What's the reward?
And what's the Grand High Poohbah of Everything
Have to say about that?