The Evergreen

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In Black and White

I’ve seen a million races
I’ve seen the tides rise
I have seen many places
Seen truths you can’t deny
I’ve seen those star illusions
Sparkle along a false night sky
Life is a game
Of darkness and of light
 
And I’ve seen your reaching eyes
Undress me with their way
I have also seen them cry
Then dry and rise to take the day
They ride the night with lies
To the dawn on your knees you pray
But your secrets
You will never betray
 
I have seen your skies of blue
Those heavens you describe
I’ve seen fools that fall for you
The promise of heaven when they die
What you call a miracle
Swept away with tides of pride
You are truth
In a beautiful lie
 
You’ve been wretched hope
You have been man’s demise
Your love’s a two-way rope
Life-line or suicide
You can be the cleanse of soap
Or moist of glazed throbbing thighs
You are colour
In black and white
 
And no matter how they try
No man sits beside your thrown
They come and go, rich to ripe
Yet you always dine alone
You’re a torn kite in flight
Tourist attraction, remains of Rome
You are a shelter
But never a home