Scarlet Cord

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Scarlet Cord

You thought that you were coy

Lighting fires from the start

Stealing what was not yours to claim

Right behind a weaker heart

Choosing sides like choosing teams

Dirty shoes within the perfect, fallen snow

I’d love to tell you what I think of you

I’m far too classy for that though

 

Remember what I hoped

When I was young

Remember when the world was newer

And the rope I held

Had no past stories

To tell of the damage

That’s now been done

 

You confirm it was long ago

I wish the phantom was a lie

The vapor of a knife

I’ll always feel her presence in my side

The night we met still haunts me

I know I wont forget

the helpless hole within me

unsure of what the future gets 

 

Remember what I hoped

When I was young

I believed the world was newer

And the rope I held

Had no past stories

To tell of the damage

That’s now been done

 

How could I forget this

Sweep it past me in the room

Unlocking years of promises

Underneath the knowing moon

The art of war, uneven

Thieves come out ahead

While the understudy suffers

Crying softly in her bed

 

Remember what I hoped

When I was young

I believed the world was newer

And the rope I held

Had no past stories

To tell of the damage

That’s now been done

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