Shattered Crystalline Path
When this world seems so full of joy,
Who dwells in unseen darkness?
A darkness no one ever seems to be able to see,
No matter how hard they squint.
The blackness, the darkness eludes their eyes.
They cannot begin to comprehend how it feels
Walking on a crystalline path edged in trees
Twisted by humanities blindness, distrust, and greed.
A path which breaks and shatters beneath each barefooted step,
Piercing the flesh with tiny glass shards, which are left to infect
Nothing ever follows on the lonely crystal path,
Only an over darkened shadow and an endless trail of crimson blood
Forever flowing out of a body broken, a heart ripped apart,
A soul left to die.
Through it all, the endless march of death
There is nothing to be seen, or heard, or felt.
Nothing but the agonizing paroxysm of the inner pain no one will ever feel.
A wispy, black veil over another's fading soul. A veil you couldn't touch
No matter how hard you try.
When this world dances to its music
Who cowers against unheard wails?
Those sounds of silent screaming echoing off the canyons
In hearts eroded by winds of cruelty.
The crying goes unheard, no matter how much the people strain
To catch the faint sound that isn't a sound by definition.
Crystalline path upon which the broken walk, trembles
Cracks and shatters silently,
Spraying the darkened air with the shards as sharp as lovers lies.
Burying deep beneath unprotected flesh, logging within already bleeding wounds
In places no one can reach, or touch to ease away the pain.
How they bleed and cry to be heard by those who dance to heavens music
While they dance to Satan's drums.
Falling and scrapping skin raw on reality of a place they don't belong.
Trying to sing with joy in their hearts
While vile poison of humanity chokes their song.
Ending it on the highest note without warning of any kind.
Turning a song to a scream
Stretching on and on down the path of crystal glass
With no ending and no beginning
And no comprehension of the meaning of time
Only ever going, ever flowing, eternal pain
Of the broken
Forever walking on a shattered crystalline path.