Stay in the Castle

What a foolish choice I made
To heed the pauper’s masquerade
I would not look beyond his charm
I could not see the hidden harm

Entranced, enticed, by his call to come
Enchanted with his tales of fun
My very soul they penetrated
A rebel heart in me created

Drawn towards pleasure – living now!
Forgot, forsook, my Father’s vow
I left the safety of his home
Now I’m destitute, and all alone

Oh, the prince I could have had!
I discarded for a village lad
All the joy I thought I’d found
Has left me void, forever bound

Instead of bliss and happiness
I’m fraught with pain and emptiness
Oh, had I waited patiently
I’d not be plagued with misery

Take a moment now to think
From my broken heart take heed
A rose who opened far too soon
Lives in grief and darkest gloom

From lonely village now I cry
To pure young maidens passing by
Do not for this your prince betray
Within the castle safely stay

For now, at last, my dream’s come true
Except that I’m not there for you
I’m sorry! Sorry that I left
Missed–forever–my Father’s best

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