written by: Amanda Eifert
She built her life, she built it strong, made it so —
It wouldn’t fall; but you can fortify —
The keep, make it so no one can slip in,
There are always cracks within perfection;
Angel Down, Angel Down.
You can see the lines forming before she breaks,
Memories from the past she thought would save.
She’s safe –an illusion broken when the mirror —
Of life shatters within her face, she’s beat;
Trapped in a birdcage, no song to sing,
Her tunes aren’t lucid and her wings are clipped,
Such dreams as a young woman, such glad times,
Now she’s angry, so frustrated — life’s a lie;
Paints her makeup mask, hide the mirror’s blood tracks,
She thinks she’s imperfect tries to conceal —
New dress, she’s pretty, long legs on display yet,
She can’t hide feelings, she doesn’t fit in here;
He said heels were stupid, girls can’t walk on —
Four-inch needles; yet they made her happy.
Night of the dance, stumbled; wore light blue chucks,
Sitting on the radio at the party crying;
Years pass, another day spent sifting in,
Her see-through life, on clothing racks, she —
Attempts to find the perfect fit, but she —
Knows like her, it’s elusive, can’t be found;
Music saves some, for others it magnifies,
A hurt and hole inside her –can God even fill?
Remembering hideaways, experiences —
To fill the void within, smile with tears dripping;
Time in lavish living rooms, won’t make her,
Feel love she’s so denied; she can’t even —
Love her own body, isn’t what it was,
She fingers trinkets bought, fears with tears smear;
Jewel she thought would invoke good memories,
Fill her with hope and joy again; sharp pains of —
Her past; but now her wings have been pried off,
She’s a hibiscus plucked and dying slow;
Packing suitcases, her body trembles,
She’s going on journey; her state of mind —
Broken; but she’s trying to heal and she —
Prays new memories, stop her rapid descent;
Please somebody, please help an Angel Down and —
Unlock her cage –the one she created,
Show her some love, let her taste freedom.
Be someone she can trust, so she won’t fade;
Angel Down, Angel Down
Angel found her feet and flew,
Sailed above clouds anew;
The sun glints of her smile and –
She’s brand new bird who trills;
Angel Found, Angel Found.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Based half-off the Lady Gaga Song “Angel Down.”
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