Deja Vu

Your face looks so familiar
In such a place as we remember,
Seeing you is deja vu
Complete the circle:
Face the truth.
Your promises you swear are honest,
Fingers crossed behind your back.
Whirlwinds in your tortured mind
Leave nothing in your soul intact.

Remember your place and go home!
You look a bit crazy to me.
Throw up your hands and move on.
You’ve lost your mind and now you
Cannot get it back
For all you lack
Forever binding you.

You say your life has lead you here
To bloodshot eyes and dirty tears;
Your dimming sight
You can’t deny
Condemning you
For all your lies.
How can he claim to hold his own
Whose hands are chained behind his back?
Arrogance a prison cell
That old delusions hold, intact.

Remember your place and go home!
You look a bit crazy to me.
Throw up your hands and move on.
You’ve lost your mind and now you
Cannot get it back
For all you lack
Forever blinding you.

Pretending to know how to say where it ends,
(The call is not your own)
Defending all the darkness you cave into!
(Come on down, come on down, I will hold you)

Remember your place and come home…
You’ve been a bit crazy to me. 
Throw up your hands for us all:
You’ve lost your mind and though you
Cannot get it back
For all you lack
I’m standing behind you

I’m standing behind you.

-DH

 

Downtown Dallas

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Dead Walking (Ballad of a Dead Man)

These shaking hands are no longer mine
Tooth and nail I fought you for my mind
From the shadows inside a black fog creeps
Concealing from myself my own defeat
Facing the horror, I’m your puppet on a string
The constant violence buries everything.

Questions of time and space
Mean nothing to me now
Caught in the whirlwind we face
I’ll follow you down
Until the heavens rain hell

Memories of a life I never had:
My mind is overwhelmed by this madness.
I question the very words I say,
The actions I take and thoughts I entertain
I don’t remember when I lost myself
And fear I’ll wake from crystaline comfort.

Questions of time and space
Mean nothing to me now
Caught in the whirlwind we face
I’ll follow you down
Until the heavens rain hell

My noble thoughts inscribed in blood I shed
The fog has lifted and now I see red
I swear I will destroy them all for her,
I’ll restore my lost and shattered honor

Questions of time and space
Mean nothing to me now
Caught in the whirlwind we face
I’ll follow you down
Until I bring Hell back to you.

Requiem for an Age

Today I’m finally seeing where I came from
Like the roof blew off my house of memories
Exposing all the darkness I once called home
And it shakes me
But the light
Washes over my infirmity

Now I’m falling apart
Collapsing inside
As everything I knew begins to die
You got inside my mind
You blurred the lines
And after all these years I finally realize
That you were lying to all of us
But worst of all, you were lying to you.

You spent so much of your time drawing lines
Trying to fit the real world inside your mind
Only to trip over them as you tried
Proving yourself
Through the lies
You told to feel justified

Now you’re falling apart
Collapsing inside
As everything you knew begins to die
You got inside my mind
You blurred the lines
And after all these years I finally realize
That you were lying to all of us
But worst of all, you were lying to you.

 

-DH

Ocean Sky Ascending (IV, Finale)

Time seemed to halt, transporting us suddenly to another dimension…

The sunlight was golden; translucent; enveloping. Two voices spoke, two hearts beat as one, immobile and gathering momentum, the commencement of an odyssey imminent. I found myself gazing past the meteor shower…

In a flash, we were swept away from the moment long anticipated, now logged and locked tight, hurtling through the cascading meteors, the horizon of eternity spreading before us like an ocean.

We were, needless to say, enraptured

Watching from afar as the galaxies spin;
As the axis of existence holds us within its frail grasp
And we wander so quickly from where we begin to where, at last
We wonder where ten months went, again, so fast.

As day replaced dawn before our eyes.

Ocean Sky Ascension

-DH

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Ocean Sky Falling (I)

Ocean Sky Rising (II)

Ocean Sky Unfurling (III)

Mind Fall

The nighttime city lights sparked artificially in and out of my consciousness as I contemplated what I had. When the images fell and my imagination won over, I saw the most beautiful dreams, blinding and burning white hot. The heat of it left a brand on my mind that ached constantly, and somehow, I felt it burn in my heart as well.

Dreams of the open road and western wind dashed across the planes of my cerebral imaginarium; a wide, wavering ocean swelled out at the end of the range; wolves traveled the same road I did, panting, snarling and howling freely into the chalky air; the rich, dusty orange canyons towered majestically on either side of me, and a sunset promising heaven burned over the horizon’s edge, igniting the treacherous waters.

I had never wanted anything more. It was the perfect picture of a boundless wild; a flaming illustration of longevity; a beautifully nomadic freedom.

And inside of me rose a dark love for unknown terror, and an obsession with freedom that pushed me dangerously towards the boundaries of a madness that left me staggering and astonished; seeing stars, and desperately clinging onto every breath of stale air.

But like those stars, my longings, by a single yet heavy-handed blow from reality; more loud but as unexpected as a thunderclap, tore across my galaxy of woven dreams; dashing and dividing them into a million separate pieces; sparkling and broken.

I wished on each glittering piece, however, as if on a star. Still. On and on… The burning madness and desperate desire flared weakly still in my heart and the aching of the long-ago-made brand continued to throb. My shattered spirit howled within me as wildly as wolves in times of sorrow; my heart, once a raging war drum, now brokenly droned on in sad reluctance; yet my mind continues to dream, to wish, and taste the leftover fragments of freedom in an unrealistic and unsated manner.

My ears are full of resounding sins and the footsteps of the blackness behind me.