Paper Hearts

We once lived in a paper world

With paper hearts and souls

With edges that both aged and curled

With inky eyes as black as coals.

We lived a simple paper life

In a simple paper town

And there we never knew of strife

Because we wore the paper crowns.

Under our paper rule did we

Lead paper people to their dreams

How years did pass us happily

But nothing's ever as it seems.

For the clouds above are larger

Than a flimsy paper town

And the raging storm is stronger

Than a tiny paper crown.

I watched our world get washed away

When the rain began to fall

But it was you who turned to me to say:

We are just paper after all.