Shadow to the World

By Ben Sy   

I am the diary of a lonely sinner-
Pages bleed with ink as black as my soul.
I am the tears shed by a broken priest-
Blemishing the psalms held so dearly.
I am the fear of loss in young love-
Unaware that time takes away.
I am the lies behind a perfect smile-
False feelings fill every innocent kiss.
I am the arms that cling to a fading life-
Holding onto memories shared in silence.
I am the burning sky in infant eyes-
Tucking you in under quilts of ash.
I am the last wish unto a starless night-
Falling into an empty grave through deaf ears.
I am the one stone in a world of glass-
Its beauty shatters beneath my touch...

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