The Cat ClockThe Cat Clock
At the table, Cain sat with his parents. The long polished table stretched across the long dining hall that was lavishly furnished with green plants and matching corner tables with little white decorating cloths placed diagonally upon it. The wall was a wash of portraits of deceased family members and a plaster of corny, dim red 1800's wallpaper that seemed to cover all the walls of the house except the library and bathrooms of the mansion.
Cain's parents sat cornered together at the far end of the twenty-two seated table. His father sat at the opposite head, and his mother to the left. They sat in silence. Only the crackle of the roaring fireplace and the occasional chink of silverware or the harsh cough of his mother ever interrupted the heavy silence that always made its way into their dinner service.
In that silence, his mother, Lady Valkina, coughed and cleared her throat, "Cain," she addressed him, staring at the food on her plate, pushing a chunk of broccoli around
I'll Take the World as It IsI'll Take the World as It Is
Runnin' in circles, I don't know where to go
Somehow I've made it this far unaware of what to know
It's times like these that bring me down to nothing
I want to prove to the world that I am something
Just lift me up and help me shine
What's mine is yours, what's yours is mine
I'll never go down as long as I live
I'll take the world just as it
Help me believe that there is something out there
Somehting to make me smile and let me bare
My life today, I know, is more than nothing
Please be there so I can cherish this something
The world is harsh, we all know that
We all say things we can't take back
This life we live is hard enough
Just hold on tight when it gets
Jealous of YouJealous of You
You smile brightly,
You cover your scars,
You know what you do,
You know who you are
You're a philosopher in all,
You're intelligent in most,
You're such a great person
And You never boast
You know what you like,
You know what you want,
You know how life works,
But then-- you don't
Everything you are,
Everything you do,
We have our differences,
But I'm so jealous of you
I smile absently,
I hide my scars,
I know what I do,
I know how things are
I'm intelligent in all,
I'm a philosopher in most,
I'm not that a great person
And I always boast
I know what I like,
I know what I want,
I know how life works,
But I always taunt
We are equal- you and I,
I don't doubt that in the least,
But you have so much more control than I;
I always let out the beast
We both know the same
In different perspectives,
But you're so clear in it;
My thoughts are infectious
I'm jealous of you,
But not of all you are,
None of us are perfect,
But you could hold the stars
I love you much
And can never
When you look at me
What do you think you see?
Can you see my soul
Or can you see a hole?
When you tear my chest,
What can you suggest?
Can you see my heart?
Is it full or ripped apart?
Am I different
On the out
Than I am on the in?
The way you look at me,
I wonder what you see.
I don't know how you feel
or believe that this is real.
When you see this heart
Do you want to be a part
Of my life and all I am?
You know this is all I can
I ask if you will be
In my heart and with me?
You should know by now
That I am not a part
Tf this world's
If the Bird Don't SingIf the Bird Don't Sing
"Hush little child, don't say a word,
You should know that you won't be heard
Gather your things and lets move now,
We shall go where the monsters prowl
"Close your eyes tightly, don't you breathe,
Don't you dare think that they will leave,
They'll crush your dreams and devour your soul
So take what you have and all that you know
"Here's where I leave you, but follow me close,
If we see again, who will know?
Take a deep breath, child, hold on now
Listen to me, baby, don't make a sound:
"Follow down to the hallow tree,
Swim down river to the sanctuary,
Listen here closely-- don't get lost,
Get out by morning or your life will cost
"It'll be cold, but let the wind blow
Untie the knot and let the scars show
This here'll take you where you need to go
Don't be scared-- let the wind blow."
Blindly she crosses the flowing stream,
She holds her bag tightly; pretends it's all a dream
Crying silently, she weeps 'til the break of dawn
She coughs her way through the forest--