Nothing More

There is a pain deep inside of me

A sea, a storm with crashing waves

Tearing down all that remains

Of the person I once was

Before the day the clouds turned black

And everything

Was lost

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I stand upon a cliff

Rain slashing at my skin

Watching as all I loved and all I had

Is washed away on tear capped waves

Of misery and loss

Crying out in drowning voices

Of my betrayal and misery

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The waves crash under me

Eating away at the cliff on which I stand

A warning of what will come to pass

If all I do is stand and watch

As the world drowns in my tears

When I could have listened to my heart

And the Voice of God

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I cannot tell the difference

Between my tears and drops of the sea

Too numb to feel or care anymore

About my life or the soul I have lost

I feel no pain from the marks on my skin

No pain from the blood that falls

Just an empty loneliness

Of my blackened, bleeding heart

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With eyes closed to the pain of the world

Arms outstretched to embrace my destiny

I step off the cliff and fall

Into the arms of the sea

Where I feel no agony

As it tears away at all I ever was

Leaving me as nothing more

Than the salt

Of the sea

1/28/06

11:15 am