By Arielle Lawson
My River of Sorrow
You’re pain blooms into the world
It takes over everyone around you
Screams and cries are heard across the world
Those teetering on the edge take the final plunge.
The young ones are hurting, millions of them
They think you are all there is Acheros
Why won’t you let your grip on them loosen?
They won’t see their friends any longer
All their love is becoming meaningless.
They think, should Acheros win me over?
Should I join him in his quest to spread the sorrow?
And you, dear sweet Acheros, realize,
‘I need to pull back’
But can you Acheros?
They lock you in tight
It is impossible for you to leave
Because they only believe you exist
They know not of the joy that lies just beyond your clutches
They won’t move.
They are too tired.
They can’t think.
All there is for them is you, sweet Acheros
No one understands
It should not be hard to believe.
But some think it impossible.
“You are so young
Acheros can’t have his grip on you yet”
But they are wrong
The young ones lock you away now Acheros
They tell no one that you are in their hearts.
You can’t let them go, because they won’t let you
But there is a light for them.
A bright purple light
It brings warmth and joy.
They come together
And there is love everywhere.
The crowds crying out, but not in sorrow, but in joy,
“I still have reasons I should love myself”
And you smile, it brings you to a state of comfort.
Things are okay in the world
Acheros my child, you’re a need in the world
But you’re okay with being in the shadows of the mind.
Lurking, but never overpowering.
My river of sorrow
The world cries your name
You answer with a cry of your own
“I will leave you one day, but you must let me out of your hearts first.”