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Only whispers can be heard
Over the crowds of hawks and birds
And all the other beggars’ screams
Can neither be heard or felt or seen

You can hear it if you listen
You don’t know what you’ve been missing
If you can fight through the devil’s hissing
Then you and truth will soon be kissing

Come on now give me your ear
Or all your minds will disappear
From everything you once held dear

Come on! Come on! Don’t let your mind slip
Into the never ending pits
Or there they will forever stay

Come on! Come on! Wake up open your eyes
Open your mind and lose that smile
It’s nothing but a fake, an act, a lie
Now let me cleanse your filthy minds

Come on! Come on! Let your senses roam
From what you think is now your home
Or dash your head against a stone

Come on! Come on! Open your ears
And hear the truth
Let it relinquish all your fears
Let it stop all of your tears
Please now hold it near and dear

Lies defy the conscious mind
These 5 words you can’t deny
And all the lies we’ll see tonight
Will give as all sub-conscious fright

For hidden in the backs of our minds
Is a little thing I like to call a conscience
It tells what we do and if its wrong or if its right
But were all to ignorant it to see its might
And if we stopped to think
Then maybe into insanity we wouldn’t brink
But tell us why should we think?
‘Cause if you don’t
Into an abyss your mind will sink

You have the choice
To see the light
Or are you afraid that you’ll go blind?
Come on I’ll protect your eyes
But in a moment it will flow
Take you in its undertow
It comes as a such a rush, but
The process can be a slow
Let it fill your mind
Let it un-cloud your eyes
Let it purge your filthy heart
Let it engulf those crooked nights

Lies oh lies
They’re the thing we all despise
And too often they bring about
Our awful demise
But hold on we can stop
Before someone gets shot
With the bullet of a lie
So please people start the shock
Nobody wants to die




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LovelyMiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm:
So I just got done readin most of all your poems and I absolutely love your writting!:D I think they are so beautiful and they just amaze me keep writing cuz its amazing(:
 
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Medina D. said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm:
i can picture this song as a dark  rock song, the lyrics are very deep. Like a paramore song, with intensity times 10. You're a good poet AND songwriter---------is there something you CANT do?
 
archon replied...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:37 am :
it was meant as song :P I wrote a song with my brother for kicks that i'll post up here soon
 
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Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm:
After reading a lot of your writing, I get the feeling you're writing like song lyrics? Just a suggestion cause your poems might make very good songs once put to music! this one especially seems like that.
 
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