Treasure Island

Rebecca Pepper

(08/08/1996)

Sibling Rivalry


You lay out your heart on the gamers table
Take a quick sip from the bottle without a label
Wait as the pills make you feel alive
But you and I know something this will not revive

‘I'm sorry for your loss; she was a diamond in rough'
Stop with the lies! She's gone, all because you didn't care enough
You looked at her through judgemental eyes, never listening to her cries
She told you she was drowning in expectations and family ties

The mother she love, the father she looked up to
She was hurting so bad and all you selfish sods knew
But instead of silent screams she talked to me, dreams of being free
Because of you she lost her chance to show the world what she could be

So I join the underworld to hunt down this mystery
A simple grudge that hired a hit man to cause misery
A family feud that was forced down the generations
Now shall end because I won't be the only one to receive commiserations

So I watch you now as you play the lucky dice
What a surprise I find, that her own brother could look so nice
Splattered across the room so shocked that an innocent such as me
Could draw a gun in revenge for sibling rivalry

Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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