Why am I estranged to this darkness?
Maybe I’ve been away for too long,
But shouldn’t home always feel home?
Why am I in dire need to belong?
As if this soul is deprived of life
As if this body is in swift decay
As if this mind screams for peace
As if this heart calls to be lured ‘way
Unwise, to have brought the goddess,
When she is of a different realm
Unfortunate, to have fallen in love,
As she leaves to retain her helm
Perhaps, this home lies deep within
For everything is, but mere illusion
Hence, I’ll reside her in my heart;
To feel her, even in seclusion.
Darkness my beloved home, I return!
I return, not whole, but damaged.
Fatigued by quixotic tendencies,
The prodigal has come back famished.
An outer world, so hostile and strange
Filled immensely with ignorant natives
The land where all good is forgotten
Where hatred itself is life’s matrix.
Though I’ve brought an odd mystery,
An enigma that requires my genius
A phenomenon, in foreign land;
A veiled embodiment of Venus.
Since, I’ve craved for my sanctuary,
I have returned to you, oh darkness!
Now I will restore my lost vigor to
Unravel demeanors of this goddess.
There is a path for all that lives
Yet no one follows the righteous
I’ve committed sins, been led astray
By those, I’ve loved ever timeless
I can keep digging my way to hell
Because it seems all too familiar
Perhaps, it’s not late to atone, so
I shall opt a path to help recover
But I will not leave my darkness
As it’s the only home I’ve known
And I’ll again find courage to love
A feeling, I’m determined to hone.
The child stretches out his healed wings
As a bird of sky, shouldn’t be Earth-bound
He feels the wind again striking his face
Rejoices at wholeness; without rebound
What he didn’t know then was, no matter
How beautiful a rose is, it still has thorns
So he begins again, seeking pastures new
Leaving behind all them deceitful dawns
So he sits in rain to drown in his thoughts
His heart is filled, with doubt and despair
He questions his rebirth, his perfect wings
Asking himself, ‘why his flight had faltered?’
She was the wind to his mighty ailerons
And he’d blister his fire, all over her sky
The oceans screamed, upon their meeting
The sun shined brighter yet moon was shy
For certain, their love was unparalleled
But maybe it was just another false dawn
He no longer loves her, or maybe he does
For love is so short, forgetting is so long
He crashed onto the surface of earth
As his queen had left to his surprise
His flame waning, his valor was bruised
His wings torn by the fall from the skies
He wasn’t hurting, but numb through pain
Lying there on dust, broken and helpless
Though he must find shelter and revive
That he must find a way out of this mess
The child has now once flown through sky
And he surely knows the might of flight
He longs to return, to be one with wind
To rise above ground, beyond this plight
When born again of fire; ascended
He flew with passion and desire
In the midst of clouds he found her
Like a revelation, as birds conspire
She was peace, a rose, the wine
Her heart; warm, unable to hate
For she was like a summer’s day
Not gloom for him to illuminate
Love urged her to embrace the dark
So she became one with the night
He kneels to her, calls her queen
Unleashing his blaze in all his might