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Lost Horizons

What's left to say of what remains
As I sit here on the other side of my heart ignored
And you keep the peace of the crypt
I wear the bloodstains of another's war
Breaking from the quotes of another's script

I won't play this role anymore
When love undone proves this love is counterfeit
And who am I to call you out
When we're one in the same kind of hypocrite

Back and forth and in between
I think of what was and I tell myself that I'm over it
Till I'm provoked again and reminded
Beaten up by these thoughts, I take a hit

Scars likes capsules on the flesh
Tell the story of the pain
And I relapse into the company of misery
As I drive myself insane

Wounded we weep to grieve to heal
But to dwell in what was is to decay
Permitting ourselves gradually as we feel
Night breaks and I seek the hope of a new day

Torn between what ails my heart
I'm pulled apart and reconstructed
And for every story that the blood will tell
Is followed by the way I self destructed

Rehearsing every moment
From death to death
Exhausting alternative scenarios
As to save or catch my breath?

What's the worth of my defenses
Or the outcome trying to prove I'm right
When I'm left in the dark again
Nothing seems as worth the fight

Fool's hopes are bets placed on empty expectations
And all I do when I wait on you is provoke these aggravations

Hindsight is 20/20 for the inventory taken of what we've lost
And I ponder the same thing of you I ask myself
Was the reward of failure worth the cost?

From broken homes to broken hearts
To reflections of the lost horizons of yesterday
Whether dead or alive
It seems as though everyone is passing away...
cloventongue89
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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