Sitting before me with a blank stare
Barely alive, barely aware
I’ve known him for years
But we just met
But the silence grows thicker with every breath
What can I say to this man who betrayed me?
A man I thought I knew as someone who understood me
I have never felt such cold hate before
Such decisive resentment,
Such anger, before
It burns in his eyes like a cold, black fire
As the screams grow louder outside the door
This was my last chance at salvation and peace
To come to terms with these devils and beasts
Whose shadows flutter across the floor
From the light that beckons from under the door.
Twisted is he, old and grey
The oblivious youth has given way
Forgotten innocence has paved the way
For the frigid fury I sit before today
He will not move
He will not leave
No matter how I wind and weave
Through the million promises I have sworn to keep
And the shattered oaths that lie at my feet
He stares on as the screams grow ever louder
The air grows thick with smoke and powder
How can he hold my reigns this tight?
And why have I never found the courage to fight?
It seems I knew him little or not at all
Even less now that he sits in this mirror on the wall