Red & Black

by cantchangeme   Oct 1, 2016

Whispers "it's all in her head"
From behind my back
The saviours gone
Slipped through the crack

They tell me I'm good
So I'll obey
Put me on a leash
Lead they way

The hero is gone
The Queen is dead
The me lost in the Black
The me in the Red

Innocence is sold
Pride forgotten
I once was pure
But now I'm rotten

Breaking mirrors
So I don't need to turn away
Sleeping the night
Sleeping the day

One is lost
Forever at my back
The me in the Red
The me in the Black


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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    A very powerful piece. Depression can feel like its dragging us back and making us something we are not.

    I like the contrast between red and black as black represents death and red is seen as attractive.


  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    A very sad, deep write. For me it spoke of depression and all the fall out from having to deal with it. I loved the way you spoke the lines of you in the black and you in the red, the repeating of those really were solid. Well done-