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Posted: October 13th. 2005 10:52:44 AM

Views: 1830

Pandora's Heart

by Alchemy & Ashes

[WVox Sponsor]

Age Group: Adult

You discovered Pandoraís box
When you decided to love me
Youíll have to pick so many locks
If you want to set me free

I really couldnít blame you
If you thought it was too late
Iím afraid of whatís inside, too
And itís my heart, for pityís sake

My box is full of vileness
I pray you heed this warning
Opening it is not for the guileless
Thereís a blackness always storming

You wonít find what youíre looking for
Of this I can assure you
Youíll always leave wanting more
In the end, they always do

Iíll always pull you near me
And beg you not to leave
And in the end youíll fear me
All this you must believe

Despite all you choose to proceed?
Fine, set now upon your task
I hope youíre prepared to bleed
Please wait while I remove my mask

Am I not what you wanted?
Am I not who you thought?
Have I left youíre mind haunted?
Donít like what youíve bought?

That pretty bejeweled little box
Drew you to me like a spark
Like a trap set for the shrewd fox
Are you not afraid of the dark?

Oh now, donít feel ashamed
Itís happened to so many
Your heart is whoís to blame
And you had warnings aplenty

You still wish to peek inside?
Donít say I didnít warn you
We all have our skeletons to hide
Iím sure even you have a few

So whatís in there, by the way?
I havenít seen for myself in years
Always putting it off for another day
Because it always brings me to tears

Still havenít seen enough yet?
Crawl on in for a better view
The box is pretty deep, I bet
Maybe just deep enough for you

Mind your fingers and your head
The box will now be closing
No, itís not as if youíre dead
Your beating heart is only dozing

Do you understand now?
Have I made myself clear?
Iíve just begun to show you how
Paralyzed hearts feel no fear

Not unsettled by this numbness
I Ďve become used to it somehow
Just as you will to all of this
Youíll be reaching that point by now

But waitÖis that a thumping I feel?
A pounding in my box?
This wasnít part of the deal
For you to unlock the locks!

Always an impossible mission
That no one else undertook
And led to much superstition
Always fell for line, sinker, and hook

You must be my antidote!
My fail-safe, my hidden key
The bridge across my murky moat
If only I could let you be

Iím scaredÖI want to run and hide
The sadness is catching up to me
By whose rules must I abide?
Unbound but never free?

Youíre the one who unlocked the locks
And must answer the call
Youíre the one found Pandoraís box
And thought youíd never fall

You caught me off guard, blind-sided
And tricked me into your web
And I donít have the strength now to fight it
My tides rise, while yours ebb

I know now I must surrender
Like I never have before
And relinquish to loveís splendor
And let it bring me back to shore

Is Pandoraís box now empty?
Not yet, perhaps in time
A promise between you and me
I am yours, and you are mine

October 13í05

Author's Location: Land O' Lakes, Florida
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