Natural-Born Follower

April 7, 2011
By MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.


The sun was setting orange in the sky that day
When he pulled on my arm and told me to run
I followed without a second thought
But what were we running from?

I remember the paint melting off the wall
And the flames licking it like a tongue
And when she told me to go, I never asked,
“But what am I running from?’

If only dead fish go with the flow
I must have died long ago
And when they’re gone, I’ll have to ask myself:
Now who am I going to follow?

I don’t believe in tomorrow
And maybe yesterday was a dream
My voice always seems to get lost in the silence
No matter how loud I scream.
I try to run from myself
But you cannot disown your past
And every night I stop and wonder
How long will these nightmares last?

Maybe when I’m dead
They’ll forget who I am
Just a handful of dust,
A handful of sand.
A ceramic jar on the fireplace
A gravestone at the back of the lot
A tired old photograph
An empty body left to rot.

I don’t believe in tomorrow
And maybe yesterday was a dream
My voice always seems to get lost in the silence
No matter how loud I scream.
I try to run from myself
But you cannot disown your past
And every night I stop and wonder
How long will these nightmares last?


The author's comments:
Well, it's no 'No Direction' or 'The Unraveling', but it exists nonetheless.
I imagine it as a punk-rock song (obviously), so if you're trying to imagine it in song form, there you go.

"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about."
--Oscar Wilde
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
--Oscar Wilde

Have I ever mentioned that I freaking adore Oscar Wilde?!

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