Into the Abyss
Knocked over by the vapours of distress
Tilted on the edge of a huge cliff
Looking down into the void of a hollow space
I wonder what lurks within the inky blackness.
Life, and love, have abandoned me
All that's left is a cold spirit
beneath these brittle bones
I am wrecked
Hanging on the knife's cutting edge of oblivion
I question my resolve to jump
To jump into that deep expanse of nothing
Never to return
Never to claim the light of day as my solace.
I would plunge
falling into whatever gravity would take me
Yet I fear I would fall
To an eternity deprived of happiness
I have tossed the matches of my passions
Struck their flame and broken them apart
The sadness did consume them
Took them wholly and quickly into an unknown.
No longer do tears descend my dry cheeks
I am indeed tired of this condition
My heart resembles
that bottomless pit at which I gaze
That polluted swamp of despair
That cavity of happiness long forgotten.
You hold me fast
But I waver
My hands weaken
No longer can I grip the rope of safety...
Do not weep for me, dear.
Here I go.