Frozen Mausoleums

We won’t find you
Oh we won’t find you
Not in these tattered pieces
Of dreams left behind.

Is there a remedy for
All of the things everyone knows
If not
Is there place that holds
All of the knowledge
We should have by now?

You built this town
You built this city
Repeat it over and over
As if you expect some pity.

Is this what it’s meant to be
Only disappointed faces looking our way?
Constant reminders that you think
We only want your sympathy

We can’t find it
Oh we can’t find it
Not in these tattered pieces
Of dreams left behind

Oh you built this town
You built this city
Heaven forbid it rises
Above your glory
And it all fades to black
Was the ending worth for naught.

Because you built this town
You built this city
On the ashes of those who
Thought you only wanted their sympathy

We’ll tear this town
We’ll burn your city
Frozen mausoleums to leaders
Who don’t deserve our pity.

-AJ Sandhu 2016

Lullaby from Colossus

Colossus is a one shot novel I've been working on for a few years now; there is a lullaby in the book I'd never really explored. A few weeks ago I started to write it:


Sleep little one
I'll carry you away
Rest for a while
When you wake
The darkness will be gone.

Sleep for a while
I'll carry you home
I'll carry you
To where you belong
Where you can be free
If only for a moment

Out of this farce
Far from this grief
I'll carry you with me
To can where you can be safe
As long as you need to be

So sleep little one
While I carry you away
Rest for a moment
When you wake
The darkness will be far behind.


-AJ Sandhu 2016