Ashen echoes of passionate sorrows
cling to memories I once thought insane.
In my youth I saw endless tomorrows,
now I see only the days filled with pain.
Blessed by rage no mere mortal can contain
with righteous anger I defy the world.
To release my Beast and give him free rein,
the flag of my rapture must be unfurled.
Against jagged fact must my sanity be hurled.
I will disgorge each lesson I have learned,
for the lessons life taught made me sour.
By those lessons' value I have been burned,
though their pain fills me with awesome power.
From under shadowed brows my eyes glower,
they flicker with sadness trapped in my mind.
I but wait for God's appointed hour,
as I suffer the life He has designed.
Knowing His plan simply makes me feel more maligned.
Held fast by despair I touched the divine,
when first I beheld her heaven-sent rhyme.
As my heart was her's so would her's be mine,
'twas only a matter of fate and time.
Her touch awoke me from nightmares sublime,
to dreams eclipsed by her reality.
The bells of madness will no longer chime,
held silent by her own morality.
She enchants me with sensuality.
Earthly pain will tether no more my soul,
for loving her has filled my empty heart.
When lost in her voice I truly feel whole,
even when time and space keep us apart.
Romance and passion are consummate art,
by that measure she is a masterpiece.
With the uncertainty it does impart,
my heart is enamoured of her caprice.
She envelops me within an embrace of peace.
In the game of life I am a player,
yet she has removed my need for the game.
She opens my soul layer by layer,
to soothe the Beast that my madness became.
My passion surges when I hear her name,
for it gives me good reason to rejoice.
My love is a candle and hers the flame,
it lights our way by mutual choice.
Such magical mystery is found in one voice.
Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."
Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)