Rose Of May

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Her heart underneath
Cries quietly
This part of me
I choose not to see

What lives must I take
For fealty's sake?
How much blood must stain
This warrior's blade?

War leaves its trail
In moonlight so pale
Its shadows they flow
In rivers, in rivers
So put on my mask
I'll go where they ask
So I might once again see the
Roses of may

Staining my soul and stinging my eyes
The red on my hands
Won't wash away, wash away
No where to run from what I have done
I'm no longer, no longer
A rose of may

Fate holds the blade before you
Mirrored in maiden's eyes
Far from myself I fly
Into the perilous skies
And they said
Follow the blade before you
Fear fall and courage rise
Leave all your tears behind you
Far from where innocence lies

Cage of the kings
No need for wings
So turn them to stone
From roses to bone

When you look at me
What do you see?
This costume I weave
Disfiguring me

Storm clouds are creeping closer
Danger is drawing near
Why am I not protecting all that
I once held dear?
And you said
Break free from all that holds you
Kings hand and maiden's tear
Run now into my arms
Together we'll conquer our fears

Led here by fate
No longer afraid
So here now I lay
My roses of may

Writer/s: Kate Covington

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