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paper castle

for once, could you just let the darkness inside let that cardboard kingdom fall the turrets buckling under the paper weights let the oppressor through the gates passing through and away leaving us stripped of our dismay for once, let the paper castle soak up the moat and when it can no longer stand tall sink into the earth - carried away by the river disappearing with one final shiver as all your defenses are are swept away and there's nothing left to make you stay standing alone in the vastness of the night stripped of make-believe security gazing around where your citadel once stood tears and sweat spent that no one understood a fallen and meaningless monument lost in the hurricane of self improvement no more paper battlements no defenses built around you you're left vulnerable in the darkness of the night left to the mercy of its oppressing might but you find that it's not the darkness you fear nay, you can rest - for morning is near

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