I followed you as if in a daze –
this control you had over my brain.
An invisible leash conjoining
you to me; no one could break.
The moon peeked through the trees –
a sinister smile she didn’t conceal.
Could there be danger here?
The wind breathed through my hair –
whispering into my ears, beware.
Yet my steps never tottered.
My heart never quivered.
My trust in you, an absolute.
I marched on to your song
until the very last beat
when my soul no longer
belonged to me.
I, the prisoner
of the Pied Piper.
The story of the Pied Piper is based on factual events in 1284 when in Hamelin, Germany, the town had suffered from rat infestation. A piper promised to end the infestation in return for a payment. True to his word, he led the rats away with his music, but the townspeople reneged on their promise to pay him. The vengeful piper returned late one night and persuaded the town’s children to follow him. He and the youths were never seen or heard from again.
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