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River of Laughter
Sliding closer, suffocating;
This iron cage that is my mind,
I thought it would be different.
Am I stuck until the end of time?
I thought the river, the laughter would wash it all away.
I thought the smiles and the flowers might brighten this endless night.
I thought the sun might finally shine today.
But though it all wash over me, in swirls of bliss and jubilation,
I am caged.
For eternity, screaming as the lightening in my head strikes again.
The bright facade of smiles and waves,
Is my finest creation.
A shell to rest my caged head in
As I sing
As I sing the words I cannot say.
The mental anguish takes its toll,
The shell begins to fade.
I scramble to repair it
But the current is too strong.
Oh it winds,
Around my ankles, struggling to pull this battered shell into its depths.
A moment of crystal clarity comes from deep within these sparkling smiles.
Grab a hold of me, pull me deeper, drown me with your wisdom.
This laughter and these muddy waters
Gave me more than I asked for today.