Sunday Short: New Divide

I remembered black skies, the lightning all around me
I remembered each flash as time began to blur
Like a startling sign that fate had finally found me
And your voice was all I heard saying that I get what I deserve

So give me reason to prove me wrong, to wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes
Give me reason to fill this hole, connect the space between
Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies across this new divide

There was nothing in sight, but memories left abandoned
There was nowhere to hide, the ashes fell like snow
And the ground caved in between where we were standing
And your voice was all I heard saying that I get what I deserve

So give me reason to prove me wrong, to wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes across this new divide


In every loss, in every lie, in every truth that you’d deny
And each regret and each goodbye was a mistake too great to hide
And your voice was all I heard that I get what I deserve


So give me reason to prove me wrong, to wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes
Give me reason to fill this hole, connect the space between
Let it be enough to reach the truth that lies across this new divide
Across this new divide, across this new divide

New Divide, Linkin Park

Black skies hid the three suns as the craft prepared to take off; lightning flashed as the ignition flared. The air around the craft shimmered as the engines heated up as I felt the cuffs pinching my wrists. Time seemed to blur as I stared at the ship UEN Hougoumont, part of the Penal Transportation. I finally realised that my destiny had caught up with me; I had chosen my path, which was my punishment for rebellion.

            “You deserve this,” She told me, looking around.

            “I tried to save her, Cara. Give me a chance,” Her eyes become unfocused. I realised she was recalling something. I watched her closely as she screwed her face up, emotions flooding her face.

            “You haven’t got any reasons why I should TRY to save you. Once we were close, and now we have a chasm between us,” Cara returned, breaking my heart and making me sink further into the despair I am feeling.

            “I did not betray Jacob and Sarah; your so-called boyfriend Derek is a UEN synthesiser,” I explained, trying to get the truth out as the heavens opened and the rain poured down.

            “It can’t be him,” she said, turning her back and then I heard with a whisper, “I still love you, but I need a reason to fill the hole you left when you hurt me.”

            “It’s the truth; he betrayed us.”

            We both stood there for moments thinking about different things, of memories of happiness we had abandoned long ago when the rebellion began. Around us, the ship twirled the ash, making it snow down between the distance that separated us both.

            “No, it can’t be him,” she said, her voice stronger. She turned to me with her blond hair whipping in the air, making her look even more beautiful, but she had crushed me; the ground felt like it was caving in all around us, and I knew this new divide would remain like a wedge.

            “In every truth you deny, there is a loss at the rebellion. You are the leader now, Cara, and you can’t see lies anymore,”

            “This is goodbye,” Cara said, and in that goodbye, I knew she had made the greatest mistake she would not be able to hide from.

            “You got what you deserved,” was her parting shot as the Enforcement officers grabbed me and dragged me into the ships.

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