Misguided

The owl speaks loudly

Proclaiming his shame

His hooting more like cattle lowing

His eyes full of pain

The boy thought his power

Was much greater than

That of the shadows who claimed him,

Drew him into their clan…

 

Misguided, misguided

The warrior wants to be good

Misguided, misguided

He thinks he’s misunderstood

The wolf tells of watching him

Dance patterns on the plain,

While chanting and praying,

Calling the wind and the rain

So sad, says the wolf

He can never assume

The roles of his ancestors

Who howled at the moon

 

Misguided, misguided

The warrior wants to be good

Misguided, misguided

He thinks he’s misunderstood

The eagle swoops down and

Loses a feather, slowly it floats

Along with the breeze

The warrior tries to seize it

Because he believes

It will imbue him with power,

With great knowledge and skill –

So wrong he is, though, it never will.

 

Misguided, misguided

The warrior wants to be good

Misguided, misguided

He thinks he’s misunderstood

He puts on the robes of his ancestral past

Desires to join them in nobility

At last, but he can never overcome

The lies, his greatest vulnerability

His lies to himself, to the old and the young,

Lies too numerous to be counted or told

To everyone he lies, his soul no longer his –

For long ago, it was bartered and sold.

 

Misguided, misguided

The warrior wants to be good

Misguided, misguided

He thinks he’s misunderstood

 

The Old Ones surround him

Hoping to light his way,

But their hopes are all fading

As they watch his light give sway

To the darkness around him,

Within him and out –

His potential slowly ebbing away

Because crippling delusion won the rout

 

Misguided, misguided

The warrior wants to be good

Misguided, misguided

He thinks he’s misunderstood

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