It was dark that night, too dark to see
My heart was still; it had abandoned me
I’d lost my love; now the whole world was black
Because he’d gone far away, and vowed to never come back.
But there were creaks in the house, as if someone were walking
And the voices, the whispers, yes, someone was talking!
But I’d locked all the doors, the key held tight in my fist
There must have been some place, some lock I had missed!
What did they want? Money? I had none of that
My lover had taken all the cash in our flat
They were welcome to the jewels which no longer had meaning
The joy those had brought was shallow and fleeting
There were steps by the door. The squeaky hinges creaked.
I looked up, alarmed, but I was too shocked to shriek.
My love stood there, floating, two feet from the ground
His eyes were pure white, and he didn’t make a sound
I saw there the face that I’ve always loved the most
My love, he was there. He’d turned into a ghost.
“Hello,” I said, softly. “I see you’ve returned.
I thought you were gone. Should I be concerned?”
My love only frowned as he flew to the bed
“I see,” I said slowly. “You’ve come to tell me you’re dead.”
My love smiled quite cruelly, and pointed to the door
It fell off its hinges, and crashed on the floor.
He then pointed to the window, and the shards rained down
The shattered glass shimmered as it fell on the ground.
“I see,” I said to him. “You want me to come.
But, my love, you’re mistaken. You said we were done.”
My love took my hand, and kissed it very quickly.
His eyes were like corpses. His skin looked so sickly.
He looked to the sky, to the stars, then to me
He pointed to my heart, or where it once used to be
“No!” I said, harshly. “I won’t go with you!
How dare you suggest it! You know that we’re through!
I have a brand new life without you to live.
You broke me apart. I’m not so quick to forgive!”
My love knelt before me, on the shiny broken shards
There were tears in his eyes. “Believe me,” I said. “I know is hard.
I always will love you, but some things aren’t meant to be
Please, just go on. Forget you that ever even knew me.”
With those words, my love vanished, and I blinked my eyes twice
Had he just disappeared? Why, that wasn’t nice!
The window was still broken, and the door frame was bent
What demon of Hell had the devil just sent?
I straightened my shirt as I got out of bed
As I reached for the door, I saw a strange note which read:
“My dear love, forgive me. I now see my crimes.
And, now that I’m dead, I am doing my time.
Please, have your heart back. I’ve mended it, see?
You should have known better than to give it to me.”
Silly little boy! Well, I was glad to have my heart
It’s strange how much you miss it when you’re both torn apart
Now I can begin again, and now I can move on
Away from that love with whom I didn’t belong