Fading Memories~

Aris Sfakianakis@katergaris

The friends we turned our backs on
once when we were young
foolish and ashamed
we’ll meet in the end of time
when we stand alone
now grown
having no one else to blame
The folks whose poverty
we once laughed at
once when we were younger
foolish and bold
are the folks now highly praised
Thankfully we’re older
with the wisdom
to accept without being told
Funny thing about the sins we commit
the devil having no preferences
of the sinner
Now that we are wiser, older, humbled
in our prayers
to a God we never thought existed
and when absent
of the miracles we expected
we’re quick to express the bitterness
of the rejected
And I know only this, when at first
we try to insist
that we are not the first
to resist
we’re saying nothing more except
to show we sold
our silence for less than
the 90 pieces it took to cast
the original betrayal
but we are all alone here
and you are not on trial
so speak your truth

We’re all blinded to each other’s past
We’re protected with the surety
that the sharpest of memories
like the finest of champagne
left in an open flask
will soon evaporate
confirming even the finest of things
never last
Today I lost the very best of me
in your leaving
Today I prayed for the rest of me
hoping for your forgiving
Though I know you no longer hear me
I still curse the nights when I’m alone
I curse the mornings somewhere between
the blinding light and the dawn
and this house is no longer a home
I feel both the devil and the Gods
have abandoned me
Because despite my endless cursing
despite my endless praying
in the mirror your reflection I can no
longer see
Sometimes I say father forgive me
sometimes I say the devil can take
At other times I cry out to you
please save me
and then like a wave of reality
washes over me
reminding me, these are only
fading memories




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