Fallen AngelMore Like This
Crawling in my forlorn appearance
I hide my soul behind these tattered wings
Tattered and broken as they are
Plucked of light, stained in tears and blood.
In quiet despair upon the cold earth
Smeared in dirt I crouch upon my weary knees
And clutched timidly between my fingers
Rests one last jewel of Hope.
A single unblemished plume plucked
From the silver light of dawn
A feathered ray of light from beyond
To illuminate the void that has me bound.
This precious barb of silk
Once lost as I was and forgotten
Blazes now to immerse me in radiant bliss
To wash away the pain, draw me from the abyss.
So now I fade away…
My tender flesh removed
My shattered wings released
My inner light unsheathed… escapes.
(c)2004 Joseph Palladino
BetrayalLike autumn leaves the shade of rustMore Like This
Fall to the ground & turn to dust
Our faith & trust has faded to
& now I fall away from you
But I wont lay upon the ground
You see to rise you must fall down
Next time I trust, I will take longer
& with the time forge bonds much stronger
New love will make my vision clear
& in it's light you'll disapear
Until I think of you no more
& how you cast me to the floor