The Prophet

This poem is connected to a fantasy screenplay I have written and it is basically the protagonist coming to terms with the death of her mentor and realising his death wasn't mere misfortune but an inevitability.

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1. The Prophet

Your eyes betray your answer-

There's some sort of sorry there.

And I can sense the danger

growing from the burden that you bear.

I know your soul is weeping 

To confess your secret so disguised.

I know your mind is bleeding-

There's sorrow screaming in your eyes.

 

I never meant to hurt you

With my recklessness and all the flaws in me,

They should have warned you somehow-

Whatever person gave you me

That I can't see past my anger

And I don't do that much right

And if you'd only turned your back

You wouldn't have had to fight.

 

But, of course you must have known that-

Your eyes have glazed again.

Something you must have seen coming

Has caused you yet more pain.

I can't understand the reason you couldn't say goodbye

And I can't understand why you are gone

And I still have my life.

 

So no longer will I beg you

To tell the burden you must bear-

I know now that you had something planned,

You just didn't plan to be there.

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