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Emerging a creature of morbid wish,
My heart and mind battle for a kiss
Of dream’s ground to keep me from wake;
I’m blending, blurring, and fading away
Oh my heart, my mind, my soul!
What are these changes; no longer whole.
These thoughts, the poison to boil thy hate;
I am fading, fading, fading away
Oh innocents why desert me so.
Does not this lament keep me alone?
Have you not seen the price I pay;
Now just a memory, fading away.
Oh world, I now see the game!
As sirens do you call my name.
Somehow I wish that I could say,
I will never fade away.
You sing to me your lullabies,
Trying to drown my faithful cries.
Though flesh I be, I cannot stay
Or forever will I be this way.
The lies you let drift from your lips
Deceive my ears, burnt by kiss.
On ash and earth I stand to say,
I will not fade away!
So here I walk, on narrow road
With my story; still untold.
Alone I weep, alone I pray
Alone I stand; they fade away
"The Fades" by Karisa L. Clark
© Karisa L. Clark.
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||July 5, 2017, 5:15 p.m.