Lonely Echoes

Lonely echoes of deceit.
Cacophony that just repeats.
The music died. The demons
move within a growing tide.

He chose to live the lies
instead of love.
Narcissistic tenderness
laced within the loneliness
Empty heart whose beat
has gone to sleep.

Pantomime of memories
lived too many times
to change a thing.
A voice that never
really learned to sing.

Silence, and the echoes grow.
He never meant to hurt her so.
Alas, the lies were washing
love away. And all the pain
that underlay his lonely smile
came to play the tunes.

The runes were trampled
in the dust. The trust destroyed
could never be forgiven.
Her sweetness always
used to be a given.

Chemical, the highs don't mean a thing.
A void was growing where the angels
always used to sing.
Another day.
The children played.
Their laughter came
to taunt him on the wind.
He knew just when
his choices turned to sin.

Emptiness - the memories
where whisked away
into eternity...

? Michaelette ?

4/23/2003
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