Man transfixed and beguiled
starry-eyed yet seldom smiled
His life had been so tragic
He couldn’t see the magic

Fake friends encouraged drinking
and anxious over-thinking
He gave away his power
Exchanged for wilted flower

Took pride in sacrifices
while wallowing in vices
Soul tribe sent a guiding light
Stoically he said “goodnight”

Telescopes can magnify
distant objects in the sky
but tracker can’t see clearly
the things he clings to dearly

Mission seemed an epic fail
Surely love had left a trail
Charms grow weaker every day
as the soldier finds his way

Chains are of his own design
When he wakes up they untwine

Inspired by #FOWC