She wears a crown
but only in her games
She wants power
Because she's scared to lose control.
She built a castle of broken dreams
And called it her safe haven
Everyday she crosses a river of tears
As she journeys to her fortress.
Here she is queen
And she gets to make the rules
She executes her enemies
And the man of her dreams is her prince charming.
She looks in a mirror
And it talks back to her
Telling her she is the most beautiful in the land
Here in her fairytale she is never truly alone.
And then the game ends
And she is no longer a princess
Walking home down roads made of dust and rubble
To be welcomed by a house made of fears.
She hesitates to open the door
Not wanting her fantasy to end
But she knows she can’t hide forever
So she walks into the doorway of her reality.
The bottles lie as she had left them
And the cigarettes are still burning
The walls this house is built on cannot muffle the screams
They echo through the empty rooms like ghosts searching for a purpose.
And once again the tears fall
And the dreams drift away
As she waits for the next day
Where she will venture out to her palace
And once again be her majesty.