your fairy tales, they used to be my all,
little wisdom you shared, so heaven sent;
eager to know much more, I lost my frown.
in candlelight smiled your eyes lined with kohl,
your voice soothing, a hope your stories lent;
in those moments, my true passion I found.
I grew with words, then said I knew it all
and your love I forbade, became distant;
in that future you made, I lost my ground.
now you seem far, too far to catch my fall,
just memories to hold, words to repent;
winter of life, in your silence, I drown.
winter of life, in your silence, I drown,
yearning for tales, those golden hand-me-downs.
(March 1st, 2013)