Image: “Cliff of Moher en profundidad” ©️ gpoo. Source – CC License.
Author: Mel A. Riverwood
Oh dear when I say that I’m ready to grow older And when I trace kisses on the back of your shoulder, Know that in my tongue it means ‘love, love, love’ To build a home from a word, one pain, And so have a roof to keep out the rain And stand in its ruins when the wrath of our joy will come from above. (If one day I could find that your hand fits in mine, On the isle of wonder, washed up by the tide, Then no deed nor sin shall have a meaning I know And there’s no way in hell that I will let you go.) But still to this day I find my hands empty, No crown on my head, and no “my fair lady” My memories are one lonely memorabilia; (but no love comes from a pen,) Oh I’m broken in lacheism, Waiting in ellipsism, I’m as mad as Ophelia. (so drown me then.) The wind and the ocean speak in my tongue And Death tries to lure me, to love her with song; On this cliff I scream and if still no one comes I’m afraid I will fall. (and if we are to be phantoms, let our shrouds be paper-thin;) And if no heart can find in mine a twin, Let frost cover all of my loveless skin. It seems that my fate was to be the loneliest monster of all. (but promise me one thing, dear.) Let me haunt nightly shores Where the dark water roars, And may mariners cover their ears, Let them grip their boat’s railing in fear And whisper “don’t heed the call! Let her cry in the squall, She’s the loneliest siren of all.” (please tell me you are the one who shall kill me.)