Icarus

I chase unobtainable rainbows, asking
is my past beyond memory?
I want to silence all my thinking;
this pointless and pained over-reaching.

All my pain embedded in simply breathing,
I’d like to drown myself, wish to forget.
It is comforting to choose a path of destruction,
where decay and desolation divest all emotion.

If I believe my own lies, might I
blur my own sense of memory?
I am so tired of no longer believing;
ruined by no beginning, nor safe returning.

I have passed the point of no return.
Collapsed, lost in a dark embrace of fear.
Minutes pass and I am out of time,
like Icarus falling from a lofty clime.
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A poem inspired by Hopesfall – Icarus
And my three favourite lines?
1) Every pore is filled with hope
2) Dreams cascading around you like rushing water
3) Eyes full, eyes full, eyes full of stars

Hopesfall – Icarus

I’ll put you back in your place
We’ll ride a thousand miles
To find out we are empty
And if I wrote out our sins
It would read a thousand lies
And show us we are empty

Youth spent and still so young
If you could have her
Where would you be tonight?
…Tonight?

Standing at attention
Dreams cascading around you
Like rushing water
Every pore is filled with hope

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
(Burning up)

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean

Put you back in your place
We’ll ride a thousand miles
to find out we are empty
and If I wrote out our sins
It would read a thousand lies
to show us we are empty

Losing Atmosphere
Eyes full, eyes full, eyes full of stars

Standing at attention
Dreams cascading around you
Like rushing water
Every pore is filled with hope

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in

Oh, Icarus, Tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in

Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean

It chills you to the bone
Paranoia translates the new tone
It chills you to the bone

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean
Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Burning up, as we ascend
Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Into arms below the ocean
Burning up

Icarus

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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For Pink Panther Magazine – a poem about the past ruining the present. One of many examples of self-deceit & self-destruction being a potential by-product of our memories etc.

I really love the Hopesfall song Icarus
I’ll put you back in your place
We’ll ride a thousand miles
To find out we are empty
And if I wrote out our sins
It would read a thousand lies
And show us we are empty

Youth spent and still so young
If you could have her
Where would you be tonight?
…Tonight?

Standing at attention
Dreams cascading around you
Like rushing water
Every pore is filled with hope

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
(Burning up)

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean

Put you back in your place
We’ll ride a thousand miles
to find out we are empty
and If I wrote out our sins
It would read a thousand lies
to show us we are empty

Losing Atmosphere
Eyes full, eyes full, eyes full of stars

Standing at attention
Dreams cascading around you
Like rushing water
Every pore is filled with hope

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in

Oh, Icarus, Tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in

Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean

It chills you to the bone
Paranoia translates the new tone
It chills you to the bone

Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Tradewinds bury fire from broken wings
Into arms below the ocean
Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Altitude sickness setting in
Burning up, as we ascend
Oh, Icarus, tempting fate again
Into arms below the ocean
Burning up

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