*to a girl who is sleeping through her life. may she one day awaken and do something to better the world.*
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sleeping beauty,
do you sleep because
of a black witch's curse,
placed on you back in the days of antiquity,
or is it just apathy?
will the embrace
of a handsome warrior
rouse you from your slumber,
or will it take much
[much]
more?
what is it gonna take
[sleeping beauty]
to wake you up?
when are you gonna care?
when the world has crumbled
[to ash]
around you,
will you wake up then?
when the world
is dead and black around you,
and there is no one left,
and the world is nothing but a
graveyard around you,
will you wake up then?
when the bones of the dead pile
high into ghastly mountains,
and the mounds of the dead and decaying
outnumber the living,
will you wake up then?
when the ones you love
cease to breathe,
will you wake up then?
keep sleeping,
beauty.
the world is better off
without
you.