The light is faint, the drift is slow,
Happy contentment is surreal
But it’s only a moment then it all goes
The light fades, darkness consumes;
Suddenly bereft, the soul sinks to the floor
Anguish, pain, sorrow, that great fear
Instantly instilled as deep as can be,
Panic sets in and down come the tears,
Lost and confused, empty and dead;
Remains are scarce, skeletally clear
How did I get here? What happened?
“The bottles empty,” the counter speaks,
Working, it’s working. It worked…
But I see nothing, it’s dark, there’s nothing.
“You can’t return,” laugh the dark ones
I want to return. Help me please!
I can’t survive heartache over and over,
Not over and over again for eternity.
Lost, wandering in circles in the dark
Until I see the light and it leads me back safely
Wait! They don’t agree? What?
The dark ones, they want to take me back
They want to keep me in the dark. What?
“She does not belong,” the Angel scolds,
“Let her go, for she must return.” What?
Safe, I’m safe. They, he, she… saved my soul
Undeserving, ashamed, I am rescued
No more doubt, gratitude forever more
No explanation, no reason said
New, refreshed, undead, awakened a new soul