I close my eyes and see that face again
The beauty, the grace, the confidence that radiates so powerfully shook their hearts
They crowd around her
You can feel the love, adoration, they want - no need her as she brings so much joy
She smiles knowingly
Loving the attention, all eyes piercing - a lion watching its prey
Her smile fades
They stop reaching out to her, sneers, anger, disgust... confusion struck suddenly
But they loved her?
Slowly they turn away
And no matter how loud she yells they do not notice the pain, the anguish she feels
Her eyes widen in fear
She can't move, as they walk away and vanish from sight she can't help but let strangled cries out
Do you get it now, the moral of the story is that this isn't a dream but a metaphor for real life.
People love to see you shine, to show you what is mistaken as admiration and love, lure you in then suck you dry. How do I know?
I opened my eyes and the world is no crueller than the world in my mind.
But they loved me...