Built upon a world

Of ruined faces and

Shells of buildings.

Buried beneath tears,

Leap from tragedy to tragedy.

Gather roses in the wasteland

To lay upon empty graves.

Wait for the end to come,

Lose all faith that

Your prayers will be answered.

If tears could save you,

Loved ones would be more

Than mist and shadows.

From here on out

You're all alone.

Blood-shot eyes,

Clenched fists

Feet drag you to

The precipice of self.

Where are you going, my dear?

Visions of gray,

Wolves of fire,

Cries from hollowed bodies.

Leave it all behind.

Who but a fool

Could understand

Why your dreams don't

Taste of cotton candy.