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Posted: October 18th. 2014 3:34:21 AM

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Bound (Kill the Witch! Kill Her Dreams!)

by Rhiannon Keneally

Age Group: Adult

Tied and bound,
Nothing to help me
As I walk the road
To my doom

And the road is lined
With eyes!
All I see are accusatory eyes,

Their eyes
Staring me down,
(Kill the Witch!)
Always guilty!
(Kill her dreams!)
Never innocent!
(Kill the Witch!)
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Their eyes,
Their eyes
Provide the sentence:
To be drowned,
To be buried under the weight
Of their accusations
Gasping, slipping
Below the surface,
Left to drown

Above me,
The cross of doubts towers
Impossibly high
Its arduous visage
Afflicts greater pain,
And does nothing
To bring salvation
To my weary soul

It only weighs on me
And reminds me of my failures
How many other Witches
Would say the same?
(Kill the Witch!)
How many would rather drown
Then take
Up that burden?
(Kill her dreams!)

I am suffocating,
(Kill the Witch!)
Choking under the hold
(Kill her dreams!)
Of their stares,
Their accusatory stares
Pulling me
They pull me down
Into the depths

How easy
(Too easy)
It would be to slip
Only just below
The surface
(Kill the Witch!)
Below into hell
(Kill her dreams!)
Slip below
Never to return
Into the darkness,
Into the water

Shades seize me
There, in the freezing water
There, in the freezing water
They hold me down,
Keep me down
In the depths of my hell

Old loves, dead friends
All of them accusing me
(Kill the Witch!)
You failed!
(Kill her dreams!)
No return!
You have failed!
Failure! Failure! Failure!

(Kill the Witch!)
You could have saved me!
(Kill her dreams!)
Ditch the Witch!
Kill the Witch!
Kill her dreams!

You have failed!
There need be no crimes
You will always remain
No mercy granted!
(Kill the Witch!)
(Kill her dreams!)

But then,
Who the hell made you
My judge, jury,
And executioner?
(Kill the Witch!)
Who the hell gave you
The right
To accuse me?
(Kill her dreams!)

I could not resurrect you
You could not be saved
You wanted to end
Their watching eyes,
End the accusations
You faced alone

You chose to slip below
And never returned
I know how easy
(Too easy)
It can be to want
To chose this
Over the eyes

I could not choose you
I was confused
And stumbling,
And could not choose you
I walked another path
And so lost the hope
Of loving you

I understand now
How painful it was
For you
To ask and reach out,
But not receive

I hope you
Understand my pain too
You asked of me
Something I could not
Possibly give
In a time
That was not mine

I was not ready,
And have found
What you asked was something
I could not accept
Even if I was sane

I hope you
Will judge me
Far better in the future
Then the continual punishment
Your shade
Has pronounced on me,
Haunting me
With my mistakes
Long years after
We have parted

Death has come
(But not for you)
Death shall clear all
(But not for you)

I clear you,
All my shades
(Kill the Witch!)
All the hauntings of my past
(Kill her dreams!)
You have no hold over me
Your accusations,
Your eyes,
Cannot hold me now
You have to let me go
(Kill the Witch!)
You have to die
(Kill her dreams!)

The sun sets
And they disappear,
Leaving me to gasp
And flounder
On solid earth,
Until the next sunrise
(Kill the Witch!)
When I take the walk
Down the road again
(Kill her dreams!) ,
When their accusing eyes
Leave me bound again

Author's Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
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