The Evergreen

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The Evergreen

Ticking moments, lost in forgone omens
Thrills for happiness and pills for sadness
A blandness of pleasures
Measure the loneliness that is left
 
Hands reaching for stars no longer in place
Leaving the heart to coast in an empty space
I’ve lost love and kept hate
Racing against myself in a desert plane
 
Truth is a slaying mirror reflection
My protection a cancerous mask of lies
Before I die, let this be my confession
For I have loved all and will continue to do so
Until the end
 
It is easier to doubt than to believe
We live on a roundabout that surrounds a tree
Driven around by envy, odium and greed
We forget to take shelter beneath this evergreen
 
We have lost face to cynics and pretence
At the core of it all, it is love we reject
For we live in the shadow of fears
Leaving behind arrears of moral neglect
 
In a single breath, I exhale my entire life
Those memories that have passed me by
Those that a chance to regain I will never get
So let the legacy on earth we leave behind
Be one of no regret