Apocalyptic Reflections

 

 

Scenes fill my mind

Strip the land a desert dry  

I feel for this world

A bloodless void

The heart I never had  

 

The path I once walked

Through this forest of my childhood

Covered all in concrete and asphalt

An anthill colony

A beehive neighborhood

High density and human sprawl  

 

All around you can see

The plays of history

Return again for more

With a new score

 

Reflections of apocalypse

Overwhelming scenes

Why canít anyone see?

 

News of the bombings,

the young killing hands

Absence of parents

when holy man sinned

Cries of oppression

The terrorist yell

 

Over again I see the towers fall

Before nothing else mattered at all 

Reflections of apocalypse

In a bloodless void

In a heart I never had

 

I long for the Sun

For a ray of light to pierce the clouds

Reflections of apocalypse in my sleep at night

I dream these things,

I donít know why

Apocalyptic reflections

Cloud my mind

 

The skyline view

Looks different now

Spirits rain down

Into the jaws of hell

 

Mobilize the best defense

Prepare to strike with great offense

Men and machines of war

Going door to door

As we stand on the brink

Investigating every link

Pain is in store

 

Settle the scoreÖ

Settle the scoreÖ

Settle the scoreÖ

SETTLE THE SCORE!!!!!

 

 

For the Truth

 

 

Why should I care about anyone

but me?

Iím too tired to care, anyhow

The joy my possessions bring

Donít bother me with some

ancient prophecy

 

Blinded by a vision of

what I thought was typical

Lifetime impressions of

what I thought was normal

 

Reflecting inward now

For once I see this could truly be

Monochromatic Soylent Green

True colors I have never seen

Until now

 

Alone I search

Oh, what lies beyond my door

Searching for the truth

Alone I search

Why have I not seen this before

Searching for the truth

 

This is the way itís always been here

Grinding down one day I may fail you

A gear in the machine

As I am left

Wondering

 

I keep searching for my identity

After all, how will I know?  

 

Reflecting inward now

For once I see this can truly be

Monochromatic Soyulent Green

True colors I have never seen

Until now

 

Searching for the truth

Alone I search

Searching for the truth

 

Thoughts of yesteryear

No use looking back now

Leave this all behind

I will never back down  

 

Knowledge then, like knowledge now

How different would things seem to be

Drastic steps take crazy measures

Insanity stimulate the pleasure  

 

Grand illusions, premonitions

Contradicting logic

The smell of trash, the smell of stench

Flashback to corpses in a trench

 

Facing down the fear

No use looking back now 

 

Something in this body crawls

Operation extract infection

Looking out from this flesh-like husk

A rotting shell, forever haunting

 

Thoughts of yesteryear

No use looking back now

Leave this all behind

Never backÖno more

 

Tides of Hate

 

 

You know where to find me

I'll be where you hope I'm not

In the darkest hour I'll fuel the anger

I'll take the chance for peace you've got

 

Beware cycles of violence,

Wear a mask of terror

Embrace cycles of violence,

You can't escape the horror

 

I'm fighting against the tides of hate

and the current wants to carry me away

 

One chance, we live not in a dream

No second chances

For those we bring the war

No divine foreshadowing

Only violence we foresee

Of things beyond out reason and control

 

I'll be there in the worst of times

I'm misery in times of need

I am not a face to see on some effigy

only your deepest darkest fears

 

I'm fighting against the tides of hate

and the current wants to carry me away

I'm fighting against the tides of hate

and the current wants to carry me away

 

One chance to live a dream

No chance will I be

Carried by the tides away

By the tides of hate

By the tides away

Fight the tides of hate!

 

Red Shift

 

 

I reach out but reach further in

I set fire to logic and emotion

Another red sunset freezes

Above a sky that drowns in cold

 

I'm too far removed to sustain

When truth was no witness

No faith, no reason

I was a living

(you were a living) Martyr

 

I bear this burden for you

Strength is not enduring

(circumstantial coincidence)

The demons I made from you

I will free, free, set them free

 

The iron chains that I adorn

Weight of death I mourn

Hold me to the ocean floor

I curse this silent blue

It's all because of you

I shunned the ones that I adore

No more!

 

Off with these chains

I cast false blame adrift

Ascending shifting red

And seize upon the dayÖ

 

Sometimes I see the surface

Most times my thoughts are best unsaid

Sometimes I stare too deeply

Into things that matter

Matter not!

Reality will never be the same, no

Shifting blue from the frozen Sun

Burns time. Just burns time.

 

Red Shift

Time may change

Your point of view

Red shift

 

Nobody's ever fought for me so selflessly

Upon the rock you would watch the sea

And wait for me to breatheÖ

 

Reality will never be the same, no

Shifting blue from the frozen Sun

Burns time. Just burns time.

 

Red Shift

Time may change

Your point of view

I hope my changing hues won't

Phase me from your view.

 

Now it seems so insane

To waste one more day

I will not turn away

I will not fade

 

Marjan

The Lion of Kabul

 

 

I recall the day, the memory

Of a lion, strong and true

A king of beasts, who ruled a

Concrete kingdom

In the ruins of Kabul:

 

Taken from his pride

By those who walk on two

From the grass where he hides

He watched his Mother die

Nothing he could do

Now captured and confined  

 

The road is long and hot

So long now, without the others

He awakes to see so many eyes

Looking through to him

Whatís a young King to do?

 

Years pass, the memories remain

He dreams of the grassland

He sees his motherís face

For those who walk on two

Oh, how they taunt me

I must not kill them,

or they will not feed me  

 

Oh, they battle constantly

With a flash of light and

The crack of thunder

Through the day and night

 

Been here so long

He is old and tired

His concrete prison

He is forced to retire  

 

A quiet day,

No sound of thunder

The only light

Is the light of the sun

 

The light of the sun, warms his face

The light of the sun.

 

Those who walk on two

Mischief in their eyes, taunt him

And challenge him from the other side  

 

One who walks on two

In a foolish dare

Climbs a wall

On my concrete prison  

 

Climb the wall foolish little man  

 

Awaken! The lion!

He smells the fear

Of the unlucky one

His life he will defend

He sinks his teeth into

The flesh of his neck

Lifetime of pain bleeds  away

The lion, it will pay

With its life

 

Iíll take the life of the beast

For the honor of my brother 

 

The lion, it will pay

With its life

 

Iíll take the life of the beast

For the honor of my brother

 

The old lionís cornered again

The human comes for revenge

With death in hand

He attacks with a flash Of light

And the crack of thunder

 

One day came

The ones that walked on two

Stopped the battles that raged

For a day, the sky was blue

 

He saw the grasslands

His motherís face

From this concrete prison he ruled

Now a monument

 

To the cruelty

Of the human race

 

Broken Orion

 

 

As hard as I try

I canít remember

As seasons pass

All just frozen winter

 

All I am

And all Iíll ever be

Just shadows of you

Locked inside of me

Thinking of you

 

As hard as I try

I canít see your face

As seasons pass

The memories fade  

 

As hard as I try

I canít remember

As seasons pass

The memories fade away  

 

Oh, so farÖ

Wheels turning, life's fading

Oh, so far

Wheels turning, life's fadingÖ

 

Life fades awayÖ

 

All this for nothing

How could this be ending now?

A lifelong journey ends face down

I start where I began

Asking why

 

As hard as I try

I canít see your face

As seasons pass

The memories fade  

 

As hard as I try

I canít remember

As seasons pass

The memories fade away  

 

All just frozen winter

 

Man of Stone

 

 

Reflections in the water

The image reveals

Time has no mercy

Days - turned to years  

 

Here sits a Man of Stone

All the while he watches

The tree grow

Now long dead and gone

Like the tree, he yearns

To move on

 

Isolation, desperation  

 

 

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