When someone who is very dear
Decides it’s time to disappear
And leave you alone, leave you here.
I will be near. I will be near.
When you feel lost and no one cares
Yet in your head the sirens blare
And you think everyone will stare
I will be there. I will be there.
When the sorrow appears to boast
Of what it is that you hate most
Just when you think that you are toast
I will be close. I will be close.
When all hope is lost to the tide
The light in you will not reside
When the time comes you need a guide
I’ll stand beside. I’ll stand beside.
When darkness comes to roam the halls
And leave his markings on your walls
Before you take that final fall
I will stand tall. I will stand tall.
When your pure heart cannot detect
The dark that’s coming to collect
When you’re convinced you can’t correct
I will protect. I will protect.
When it appears you’ve come undone
It is not time to turn and run
There is still hope as there is sun
As we are one. As we are one.
©2012 Alex Hicks

I never intended to reference this to BioShock, but in a way it fits. 😛

4 thoughts on “One

  1. Really enjoyed this piece, though I hadn’t thought about it in terms of Bioshock until you mentioned it in the comment at the end.

    Well done! (Now I want to go scare the crap out of myself and play Bioshock.)

    1. I didn’t think about bioshock when I was writing it either, but when I was looking for a good picture to go with it, I found this one and it fit lol.

  2. The piece has a lullaby quality to its rhythm. Making it a very soothing, yet powerful pledge at the same time. I really like the gentleness you’ve managed to capture here.

    1. I agree, I think it has a lot to do with the form it’s written in. What makes a monotetra so powerful is the repetition in the last line of each stanza. Thanks 🙂

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