Inspired by the song "Thorns" by one of my favorite bands, Demon Hunter. Written October 2011.

These memories, they stab me
Like thorns upon my skin
Pricking, poking, piercing
'Til they sink all the way in.

These memories, they blind me
Like staring at the sun
Its glowing warmth, enticing
As the damage, it is done.

These memories, they leave behind
A sweet, yet bitter taste
One I must consume
And not let go to waste.