Sin of We
Should the price of the adventure,
Been blamed on naivety of soul?
Was the sacrifice of morality,
An expected casualty of goal?
My confidence was pure pretense
The ruse your caution demanded
Desire suffocated my reason
My principles I abandoned.
My conceit denied consequence
All remorse consumed in your flame
Failure never contemplated
Nor pain of resultant shame
You resisted my tentative reachings,
Implied our wrong could never be right
Presumed my persistence was fleeting
Deluded yourself of emotional plight.
I wrestled your perceptions
Demanded dismissal of resistance of us
Overwhelmed your heart's barricades
Hypocritically sought committment and trust.
I orchestrated the time we shared
Disdained the hypocrisy of my heart
Only visible within your embrace
Shadow-kissed whenever apart.
A scarlet letter was destined
Repercussions of choices dared
I surrendered to my obsession
Trusted my soul I could bare.
The sin of we I recognized
Yet my actions I would not repent
My decisions were without remorse
I cherished each moment we spent
I was wayward in thought
Ever more so in deeds
I demanded you MINE
Sought fulfillment of need.
My unrepentent moments of me
Resulted in my need of us
I have persisted without remorse
Designated you my escapism crush
To never have been
Would have been greater pain
Our gasp forever cherished
Despite lives rearranged.
Our "us" not to be realized,
I refused as my fate.
I abandoned my known,
Chose own destiny to create.
My eyes were always open,
I battled reality disguised as pretend,
Still I never once regreted...
At least not until the end.