Transient Darkness

By Tsuyunoinochi Koukyo

Bright blue sky filled with promises

Bright green eyes filled with hope

Trees in full bloom

Flowers shedding their skin

Opening up to the world

Though even all this beauty

Cannot save him from his thoughts

For him, the sky is dismal

The pain and darkness eternal

The wounds keep opening again and again…

Open up and reach out for the sky

Remain not in memories past

Look toward the future and spread your wings

For love is not a feeling of burden

For him, all doors remain closed

He does not see the magnificent beauty

That is spring unfolding about us

He reaches down to a flower

And believes the petals wilt in his hand

He sees the world through painful eyes

Sees a world full of unworthy

Sees a life he wishes not to live

Sees a girl he wishes not to kiss

Sees a wrist caked with blood…

Open up and reach out for the sky

Remain not in memories past

Look toward the future and spread your wings

For love is not a feeling of burden

I stand above him, choked with tears

I see a life through depressing eyes

I see a time of sadness and pain undone

I see the face of a boy who has won

Though it pains me to view him this way

"It's all for the best…" I remind myself

Open up and reach out for the sky

Remain not in memories past

Look toward the future and spread your wings

For love is not a feeling of burden

Open up and reach out for the sky

Remain not in memories past

Look toward the future and spread your wings

For a beautiful life is lost.