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Looking for a way, away from this cloud I make the room spin And breathe fire out
Injustice displays, this play's gone foul But the cheater wins So hollow, my crown
Time's just a weight, a wait to hold me down Dwelling on your sins I let the clock run down
But whether I'm the dragon, or the king to bring it down Or the man slowly burning his time so proud Mark my words; rid yourself of doubt One way or another I'll put the flames out
This is probably the best poem I've ever written. It's about harboring a grudge against someone, and the various methods I've deployed in order to rid myself of the resentment.
The dragon (the first stanza) is a personification of my worst vices, drinking and smoking. And in that case I the fire (the resentment) is just kind of spewing everywhere in the form of immature banter when intoxicated.
The false king (the second stanza) represents my desire to take advantage of someone else (or manipulate) in the form of a rebound. This method is sure to "slay the dragon" and help me indulge less in my addiction, but at someone else's expense.
The waiting man (the third stanza) represents probably the most destructive of the three coping mechanisms, and that's repression. I internalize it, and let it burn me from the inside out.
The end is just a reflection on the options I have, and the acknowledgement that no matter what choice I make, the fire (the resentment) will eventually die regardless.
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