I wrote this a few years ago as part of a class project. I'm honestly not sure how good it is, because I usually don't write poetry, but I got an "A" on the project so it couldn't have been too bad to my teacher!
Lives linger in my hands, as my heart does in yours.
A secret that we share and hopefully we'll keep.
Would it be a tragedy if someone found us out
Or would we survive for all eternity?
My name has darkened in other people's eyes
But I believe I am pure and light.
I won't let myself dipped in some dark pool.
I am better than that and will raise myself.
You say we don't exist and nothing happened
But I know what we had was true.
You may have someone else but I'll make you mine
Any way that I can, just give me some time.
I see lives destroyed today and I know the truth
Of innocents preyed on in the dark for my salvation.
I do whatever it takes to be in the light.
They are pushed down so I can rise and shine.
I am the saint and I do His work
To punish the wrong and send them where they belong
In the fires down below since their souls are damned.
I've done nothing wrong; I am innocent.
Or maybe my lies were wrong and this is a mess.
The souls I tortured would want me to confess
But my reputation would be at risk.
I like where I am so I'll keep quiet.
There are some that would dare to defy me
And have me pulled down in envy.
That is a sin as I'll have them know
And I'll make them go down with the others.
I feel threatened by a cold wind and
Covered by a shadow that plans to stop me.
But I can make them believe I am the tortured.
Then they'll pity and believe me.
I must be careful because there are some I can't trust.
They want me destroyed and I feel the same
I'll make them rungs on my ladder
As I climb to the sky.
It is over now. Do I feel some remorse?
The things I had done were necessary
For my rise and my intentions were good
I can't change what happened because it's
In the past.
It was something I had started
To save myself. Nothing was true
But my intentions.