The Forbidden Path
I sought the forbidden path
trod by those who don’t come back
lost to their whims ahead of life
ripe with debris of fallen hopes
there her court extends invites
while sanity bids quick depart
all too dark while sun is bright
the gray a blanket that constrains
inviting more than it supplies
testament to shadow’s lore
lofty goals with harsh demands
wisdom gained by sacrifice
Pandora hold her treasures near
asking mortals to peer within
demanding more than she will give
there must be a way to return
leave behind what I’ve learned
abandon gems within her chest
no longer seeking, now I retreat
stumble where I should run
all the knowledge left in the dust.
© 2017. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180102.
“The Forbidden Path” was written while watching a YouTube video about the Japanese Suicide Forest.