The end of our world

If I could I would lock the front door
Keep us contained in the house
Just in case, set bear traps on the floor
Play the stereo loud and ignore their shouts

If I could I would board the Windows
I would block the skylight
Days and nights would only be what the calender shows
Weeks roll by and past, out of sight

I would turn off the tv, the phones
I would hide us from their opinions
I would I would cover their words with your groans
I would make us our only companions

We hide in the house as the world changes
The rivers are running upstream
The trees cross and form cages
Around the world burst at the seam

The world outside shutters and cracks
The fires outside consume this world
Just you and me forever, a pact
Let destruction like a storm cloud over the city unfurled

You cried in my arms, missing your mother
I told you I would be everything
There would be no other
Only we know the words, so sing

You cry and scramble
Trying to get to the world we lost
I say there is nothing left but shambles
I saved you, for that there is cost

You push as pull trying to get out
My nails dig in trying to make you stay
You grab my throat with a shout
"Out there there is day"

I can't let you go there
I can't loose you
I grab a fist full of your hair
I barely notice the glass table I push you through

I land on top of you, crying, pleading
You can't leave me alone
Safe is better then freeing
Your better here on these floors of stone

Your heat leaks onto to floor
It covers my hands, face, and chest
The glass shards cling to my hands and bore
Why didn't you understand that here is best

My head spins asking if you were right
I tried everything to keep you safe
I must have hurt, why else would you fight
My protective hold must chafe

I run to to window
I tear down the boards
This moment, my crescendo
Sorrowful hands pluck these cords

I see what the world we left is
Around me the dark we stayed
My care for you was turned to sin
I fall to my knees at the windows display

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