INNOCENT STORY LINES

Once upon a time, they said, it would go away.

The world would die and I’d be fine,

never have to run away.

But the world kept living and so I ran.

I fell through a hole, got lost in the sand,

The wind covered my tracks, the hole, and me

I got lost in Neverland, Wonderland, in Hell.

 

Once upon a time, they said, I would live a thousand joys,

but every night I lost my voice in this damned ol’happy land

there was no crime other than to survive,

and I could never seem to die.

 

Once upon a time, they said, it would go away.

The world would die and I’d be fine,

it never, ever, happens this way.

Lost deep under the desert so pure, lonely

with demons, my own I’m sure.

Lost just like Alice with nowhere to go

I plead for my Pan but they always said no.

 

Once upon a time I was lost in Hell

The devil gave me shelter, a knife, and a well.

Every time I took a drink he would laugh and ask for blood.

I’d take the knife, it was alright, the water quenched enough.

Every night I lost my voice, I had no choice but to stay,

They promised the world would die and I’d be fine,

but the devil always got his way.

(June 24 2013)

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