Description: For Manuella from a friend who could not be there in your darkest time.
So Click Your Red Shoes Dorothy -------------------------------------------
You followed him here, to nowhere,
to a dark room full of hopelessness
and old needles in the corner.
You stand watching him
collapse to the floor,
pulling his salvation from his pocket
and introducing it to his arm.
It's not a life you wanted.
You never dreamt of this day,
yet you can't escape.
Deliverance is for those who seek it
and you're not trying to get away.
He offers his heaven to you
and you take it with trembling hands.
It kisses your arms
and your tears dont numb the pain.
He's laughing at you,
telling you to breathe slow.
You try to tell your heart
but it doesn't listen to you anymore.
Betrayal turned it against you.
The hurt is screaming now
and numbness claims your feet.
Concern sweeps him
but he doesn't try to catch you.
He's up now and backing away slowly.
You reach for him
but he's already gone.
The pain is crippling and you're all alone.
You scream with your lungs
but words won't come.
You close your eyes
to make the dream go away
but the pain is real
and it won't let go.
The white rabbit was too hard to resist
and now he's left you in his hole
and he's left you all alone.
You're wishing you didn't come,
wishing you didn't run.
If only you could click your red shoes Dorothy
then you would be home.
This is full on fantastic imagery, the sweeping verse and rhythm draw you in very well.
The ending is very neatly done, the reference to the two innocent Disney movies in such a macarbre poem gives it that little bit more sinister nature.