Harlequin (Rishloo)

Try, seeker, try To find this path of mine I weave a simple line Take care to watch my flight Place your fingers here to guide me Guide me under One must lead the other See, the way I bring Can change easily The end knows those who come But each can run away with us Place your fingers here to guide me Guide me under One must lead the other Walk here softly through this door or never Follow me into my sanctum There are no words, so watch as I Strip away layers, I strive to find paces I reel from each image, a product of loss Bearing away my wholeness, fooled by my own hands Offer a useless notion to satisfy demands Paint me again so deeply Illusions from within Make me a tragic canvas For the dye inside my skin Sorry you never asked me Sorry you never tried Grief you hold so shallow will pass away in time Shards of my identity Scattered here upon the ground Fragments of a tragedy Dig in coarse to bring me down Kneeling in my agony Reaching in to pick them out Holding on so desperately 'Til they cut inside and drown In this prison of my misery In the vessel of my doubt In the court of endless suffering In the hall where I am bound To these servants of a history As they circle all around They stand in their delight I lay my hands upon these wounds and cry in empty ridicule Broken words and Hollow truths I've crept inside a sorrowful embrace Cruel embrace Await my claim So stay away Stay away Away (repeated)