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Tower of Failure

On a foundation of lies
Is built a shining pillar
Most see it for what it is
Pyrite exterior is ripe for chipping
Twisted bones beneath the smooth skin
Though the craftsman thinks all are fooled
Still, some do fall for the false face
The fake promise of happiness in that place
Theirs shall be gagging taste of bitterness

 

Stabbed in the back and never supported
The public love, all that was ever reported
By witnesses who had never dwelt inside
Conditions so controlled it was easy to hide
Burn the enemies in backyard despair
Destruction dispersed on winds of Who Cares?
The young and the old, both fall to the flame
The old smashed, trodden, raped and let go
The young kept tight in the loving claim
Victim blamed, shamed, and not allowed to show
Powerless, rejected, wrought frail thin to bone
Truth no one believes or wants to hear held back
It was the old’s fault, outsiders claim as fact
The control freak smiles the plan to victory

 

Can’t wait till the time runs out
When the cow is sucked dry, gone in a night

 

Reality alarm clock wrecks the next morn
Sitting here watching it like the greatest porn
Kick the cards that make that house
Set fire to the corner, gasoline to douse
False fake fleeting (not so fleeting for victims) fairytale world
Should have not gotten so comfortable in a gilded dream swirl

 

Foundations built upon suspect material
Cracks then crumbles and now no more
And the old’s darkness can’t wait to reveal
The shining tower of failure
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About harbinger50

I'm a guy with a job that if I wasn't paid to do it . . . I sure as hell would not be doing it. I imagine that covers probably more people than does not. I have a son who is almost 12 who I see every other weekend. I find that most of my passions are creative, which we all know doesn't exactly pay without a single minded focus and near-exclusion of everything and everyone else. I've never been able to be that self-centered, as easy as you might think that should be... I enjoy writing, playing guitar, shooting films, lifting weights (HATE cardio, but do it anyway) and have various other interests and hobbies that I can never decide to do that focusing on. This site is my attempt at that...

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