More Than Nothing

Running in circles
This maze of delusion
I brought myself to this place
Stacked against the odds

I pay my dues to the past
In my attempt to move forward
Can I catch my breath
While it keeps running away

Caught up in patterns
I self sabatoge
My every lust endorses poverty
Enriched in the moment

I made this bed I lay in
Remodel my life
Before its too late to live again

Theres a price tag on my every breath
How do I have vision for tomorrow
When it feels like a wasted investment

Entrapped by the comforts of consumerism
Creatures of self destructive habits
The lies of such illicit beauty
Robs my heart through my eyes

This flesh is native to its own betrayal
I set my gaze on a new horizon
Seeking the shore on the otherside of an ocean of gravel

What roads still lie before us
Running on the fumes of material means
Break the bread of dead presidents
Oil the hinges of our will to move on

I stand accused of the truth
Spoken from the mouths of those that mean well
Shall we take inventory of our losses
Or forget the cost for the sake of a brighter future

If I get all I ever thought I wanted
Will it be everything I want it to be
Learning to sustain what I yearn to achieve
What does what I lack say about me?

Indulgence takes with the same hands of an empty promise
Should I overcome the obstacle of it all
What remains but the uncertainty
We build our lives but they can burn to the ground at a moments notice

No insurance to ensure all we seek to make for ourselves
In the end we're at the mercy of the wars we wage to survive
There is hope beyond a moments rest
Beyond the luxury of the here and now

What will my purpose amount to
More than the nothing of a lifetimes fading legacy...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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