I put my thoughts into sequence
Aligning them with external sources
Racking my brain to try
By any means necessary, to make sense
Of some of the most ludicrous actions
Divulged by those I view highly,
Those I’m meant to care about;
Simply put, maybe I shouldn’t.
Spotted like a dalmatian in the act
Of demeaning what I consider sacred,
Our bond, conjuring excuses,
Undermining my intelligence,
Well, that’s just nice isn’t it …
Be all you can be without restraint,
They start to think you’re looking down on them;
Be humble, for them not to feel intimidated
They think they can take advantage.
Power motives upon power motives,
Politicking with the ones you love,
What will become of me when the line
I’ve always drawn on family is erased?
This much willpower in a mortal straddles grey,
All it takes is a small change in the code
To nudge me deeper onto either side.
Full of yourself like a matryoshka doll
Disposing of honor just to prove a point
What else will you get rid off
When greed calls for it? Your puzzle not mine,
Too busy channeling power through intergalactic rifts;
Born and bred from a line of kings and queens
And taking the easy way has never been
Our way to life,
Still putting finishing touches to the process;
Still building a set of stairs for others
Who have yet to realize
Our home is not here, but among the stars.
Forgive me for only realizing too late
That we were always strangers,
But thank you for being a testament
To the devil’s work, just another victim
I have yet to exorcise;
I take the strings you pull from the background
Use them to tie you to the stake you burn
Human kindness with.
And when I orbit your vessel and mine
I see you’re still trapped in yours,
Like a bride yet to wed life and its happenings
Still clouded by a veil of our fragile existence.
Trying to test my thinning patience
Find your self without having to use me,
Aggressive towards injustice
Regardless of who you think you are,
Fly too close to me with ill-intentions
And I’ll fry your wax wings to oblivion
Yours Sincerely, A fragment of the Black Star.
– Original-Dante ©2016
Art by: KennethJensen