Light of Lies

Pass me by
On your way
To places
The damned may not enter,
But spread your wings
So that I may follow
Their shining light -
An empty hope, false hope,
But more than you’ve ever given.

A little light,
A small sign that ahead’s
Where better things lie,
Lie, lie, lie
And give the sign,
Persuade with ease
My heavy feet
t’Trod on forth
Toward your light.
It’s a light of lies
That guides my path,
A fool’s false fortune,
A fraud, a forged façade.

This lying hope
Is the hope that I embrace,
Until another hope
Long unhoped for
Comes on along,
Along my weary way.