illusion’s ghost

and then as that damned caterwauling
rattled through my brain
all around were people praying
for an end to pain
but I was in an other place and
the torture never bit
though I heard the angels screaming
I paid no heed to it
nothing that you brought before me
served to dowse my flame
I am made of sterner stuff than
those who shaped this game
though I see the masses fleeing
like rabbits on the run
corpses may be all that’s left when
this story is done
but I’m not here to settle scores
or so my reason says
I have seen the death of beauty
in these godless days
and why should I seek any pleasure
that’s not mine to take
when death in all his sullen glory
makes of me a fake
and though the story has no ending
to satisfy the host
is this one more foul illusion
or just illusion’s ghost

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  1. damommza

     /  September 13, 2012

    Love the last two lines..as usual!!! You always save the best for last! πŸ˜€

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