"Hanging"

Wide-eyed, glassy stare

Dazed and confused

Reeling, recoiling

from possible 

Impossibility 

 

Windmills, grassy fields

Disappearing

Set upon in flames

from those leaders

Proven impolitic 

 

Ancient laughs, modern tears

A cry unheard

Juxtaposition: 

no one pities

The human animal 

 

Innocent way of life

A prize once held

Realization:

you're not as good

As you thought you once were

 

I stand, contemplative

Oh! where art thou?

Thinking, wondering,

these planks of wood...

How did it come to this

 

Nerves worn thin, exhausted

Hark the piper

Reading my last song

to crowds betrayed

And evil I've flirted

 

King taken, world shattered

I close my eyes

And see the deserv'd,

feel the waiting,

Noose tighten round my neck

 

Foundered chance, sought unknown,

Lives sacrificed,

Unattainable

glowing grail;

Secret of its lure

This poem is about: 
Me
Our world

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