I will place you on this pedestal
Display the crown you wear so well
Is it shallow beneath the layers of your skin
To pull out all the beauty that lies within?
Daylight breaks I start again
Push myself to move ahead
Is this the beginning of the end?
What am I anyway but a word on your page?
I'm held by another's hands
Silenced by fate
This mirror shows another man one
Weathered by age and I know now
That he's alone
And I've been erased
Forgive me if I'm unaware
The motives in the compliments you share
Lifted yet confused by my old friend
An innocence I'll never have again
Love me not or love me so
Honestly I'll never know
Reality doesn't live here anymore