Your scarlet soaked and bold
and the sheep's eyes locked to mine, sink to my bones.
Though your lips still drip, intentions, they keep me wanting more...
It's rising against all the walls we built for falling.
All the walls we built just stand in vain to draw you near.
It's the wool to hide the wolves.
And under these toes from where we last spoke, Your words laid so firm.
But I did not shed that skin like You said.
When the mason neglects the mortar, looks become deceiving
and when the bricks start to fall,
I'll be the one crawling down this road so dark.
Vices like vipers
Speak in whispers.
My heel's the meat to sink their teeth,
Like the viper I kept when You said, "Let go!"
This is what it took for me to see.
WHEN I AM GOD this church is unsound.
Slithering in the shade of a sinking church,
Surprise is no excuse for the traps that you left in the wake of warning.
So this is the warning, You fall to learn.
And to the girls,
You're worth more than the cheap words.
You see your body as beauty, but your pulse is worth more.
Hear me, it's not what it seems, though the feeding tastes of honesty.
This is the warning, you're just a hit to coax my urgency.
Why do we keep what holds us? Why do I keep what holds me down?
Lose the weight of defeat. It's time to stand your ground!
Vices like vipers
Speak in whispers.
My heel's the meat to sink their teeth,
Like the viper
I kept when You said, "Let go!"
Since all the alibis of ignorance are void...
This, my lust, the pornos and the sluts.
Take, my lust, this world's Love.
Great Councilor, take what's left.
Great Councilor, take what's left of me



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    General CommentI agree with KillerL1ama on the lust part,

    the lines of "But I did not shed that skin like You said." could very possibly be that she lied to him, and tried to trick him into what she wanted from him, to make herself feel good, feel accepted etc. [seeing that the world is so broken, and people sadly think that sex, lust, porn etc is a way to restore themselves]

    Then he realize that after all, that isn't really a life he wants, but struggles to get out of it, hence the reason why he point out and say "And to the girls, You're worth more than the cheap words. You see your body as beauty, but your pulse is worth more." suppose he is trying to respect girls with the same breath as what he desires them.

    i love the ending where he says "Take, my lust, this world's Love. Great Councilor, take what's left. Great Councilor, take what's left of me" in that state of desperation he cries out to God knowing that His grace is enough.

    there is something beautiful about being broken.


    Nison January 21, 2010   Link

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