When fragile hopes and fears collide
It waits for you on the other side
I can feel the tremors in my soul
I've grown afraid of the masquerade.
Barely holding on, I'm losing control
Wide awake, I confide in the shade.
Sinking so slowly down the drain
Much like the purple pill I swallow.
A voice unheard is a voice in vane
Black rain falls and teardrop's follow.
Shadows loom throughout the room
They cover my eyes like a veil.
Just flip the switch, it'll be over soon
Just pull the curtain over the pale.
The transition rattles my psyche at first
Yet it's a feeling I've always invited.
For when my body becomes submersed
I discover my worlds benighted.
I wonder how much time has passed
Fading deeper into the stark domain.
A place like this, shows no contrast
But it's a place I must ascertain.
I call this smoke-filled cell a prison
That harbors questions of fruition.
But like a zombie, I have risen
To greet the face of my mortician.
I'm taken with its abysmal skies
Now I reap the chilling silence.
Like a murder of crows, it flies
Making peace to quell the violence.
In its emptiness, I conceive
A myriad of thoughts, to which entomb.
A haunting force that I believe
Can hold me close within its womb.
I'm going to stay here indefinitely
Like a raven perched atop a gravestone.
Until an outer force acts upon me
I calmly remain here, alone.
Unwillingly, the light shines through
Exposing the half-realm I forswore.
Oh solemn night, I bid you adieu
When you call me again, I will not ignore.
So turn off the lights and turn on the dark
It's on this journey, you shall embark.