Motivating the man downstairsAll the exits are closed,Motivating the man downstairs6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
all the light is gone.
Where did the wind go, where did the sun go?
All the trees look dead,
all the birds are away.
And I still wait for the sun to go up one more time
For the last time I saw it,
these hands shaped dreams,
now they have turned into demons of guilt,
longing to stop whatever is built
by my mind from ever escaping.
Dad, why did he tape his own mouth?
I don't know dear, wouldn't know dear-
But dad, why'd he lock himself down in the cellar?
don't know dear, wouldn't know dear-
Will he ever get out?
If he breaks the shackles he built with his mind,
if he tears the chains he forged with his hands,
if he roars out and burns his mind for the cause,
flying close to the sun once more,
he might just escape that cellar door.
But dear, I don't know, wouldn't know any more.