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Love is only a gamble; I fold
my hands across my lap
And stare into the darkness overhead
for just one answer.

Behind me, the battle rages on.
Rains beat upon my window,
And the shadows upon my wall
are bleeding black.

I fumble amongst the sheets
but there will be no sleep tonight,
just a prayer that life so far
has been an elaborate dream.

That you haven't truly left me,
that these lies are truths oncemore,
and that I won't wake up this morning
all alone again.

The stars may never show this eve
to keep the silver lining
shining. I wait for someone to come along
and close these tired eyes.

And the leaves whisper your name,
but it is never off my mind,
I'll sleepwalk the whole world backwards
to find your lips pressed close to mine
I had a dream of dreams,My mind is ripping at the seams,Without you in my arms and underneath these sheets.

We were only seventeen

ready to take on any schemes.Those days are done and I can't seem to find relief.

Well the wheels, I hear them screech

And the breaks, they start to cry.And the robins have no song to singAs they race across the sky.Because you've left me old and broken,I just lie awake and wonder why.

This old scene is playing on,

Eyelids as screens to your projector.But as I've watched the love, you've gone.I stand right here,...
by dawnofdusk ago
I remember your face right before the tears fellAnd the blurry streetlights came to view.On the corner of Broadway and personal hell,You froze over my heart, right on cue.

I looked into green eyes, falling snow all around,

and the car horns all howled at the moon.While your lips were still moving, I could hear no sound.On cracked pavement, my dead soul was strewn

You told me not to cry, I would still be a friend,

but you turned 'round and walked back to him.After several long months, there's no way to amendThe strong love you destroyed on...
by dawnofdusk ago
Your blazing eyes pierce through the fog,set on what you desire,but soon, it senses you draw nearand flees the passionate fire.

Your prey's wild bite you can't endure;

release a hallowed cry.The forest's solitude is no cure.Clovers peek towards the sky

And as their leaves weigh great with dew,

beneath your paws, they are slain.Your hope will never see renew,if your mind sees only pain.

Lone wolf, bare not your grizzly teeth,

but shed your fur instead.Reveal your pure, white soul beneathand blackened heart of lead

Which sinks beneath the...

by dawnofdusk ago
Silken moonbeams descend from the heavensTo unite my love and I oncemore.As I climb to her gentle arms, my knees weaken.Looking back upon faces of the damned,

They clutch at my tails in bitter contestation.

Jealousy crowns their eyes with flaming rage.How may my unpure soul ever meet thee, angel,That soul whose sins circle the abyss of romance lost?

My noblest pursuit chances a reckoning,

That unlike any seen before the dawn of Man.His army marches onward on winged chariot,Forever at battle with my lone demons.

And I continue a pull to...

by dawnofdusk ago
The flame licks at the invisible souls before my eyes. It is the torch of passion I hold for only you, yet its glow has never reached the softness of your skin, its warmth never touching your heart as it aches to break free from frigid chains of solipsism. I stand before you, a lonely man lost in the catacombs of his own mind. The hope I hold in finding you illuminates these cavern walls. I find scriptures, pictures engraved, parts of myself I have never known. You remain out of sight as I begin to feel the gentle clutch of your hand...
by dawnofdusk ago
The streetlights cast, the shadows dance,Revel upon her pallid face.She stands alone in fields of fog,An angel fallen far from grace.

And though the others

tempt her skin,And though the winds may sweep her hair,She stands in Life's warming embrace, But in Death's cold, eternal stare.
by dawnofdusk ago
These nights linger in my mind like a hiss of white steam from 16mm black-and-white goodbyes. As Empire 243 silently pushes drag me away against my will, the hallowed tunnels envelop these words in darkness. Underneath her streets, the sudden flicker of halogen casts shadows of hope but I cast the notions aside just as simply. My trembling fingers find hold of a tattered Voice, upon which the forest within me takes shape. Graphite dreams of mournful arbor, whose roots still embrace my bastard heart, unfold from my uneasy hand....
by dawnofdusk ago