Poem – Lady in the Crystal Tower
Lady in the Crystal Tower
Oh, lady in your crystal tower,
Bespeak the dreams you had to me
Of knights and flowers and gracious things
And one fond love to set you free.
Your daily vigil you did keep
So promises would come true.
But belief was built of faith alone,
And joyous hopes replaced by rue.
Your crystal tower is a fragile thing.
It’s an illusion of your mind.
But it gave you recluse from a world
Where the Ideal was hard to find.
Your Ideals are flowers of inner self,
A gentle heart that craved to give.
But flowers wither without the light,
That truth provides that one may live.
Your days are lonely in your tower
Gazing out your window to the sea.
Sunlight no longer shines upon your heart.
Truth no longer seems like liberty.
Vain patience brought you to your end.
Your quest in life did end in naught.
And grains of time did quickly fall
As rejection poured from those you sought.
Oh, lady in your crystal tower
Please don’t withdraw, please talk to me.
I want to care, I want to help
You, in your deep despondency.