How many times have I been here?
One step forward, three steps back
In my confusion, I’ve lost track
Dragged further and further into the black
The shadows have claws, they dig into my skin
Biting at my flesh, sinking their teeth in
My tenacity is wearing thin
Will I ever escape the darkness within?
This cycle began before my prime
Should I let the rot consume me one last time?
Shall this be my final rhyme?
No, I just need to wait for the clock to chime
When it rings, I shall be untethered from this sorrow
Time is a commodity I’ve learned to borrow
I long for one more tomorrow
As the darkness gnaws on the source of my shadow
The opacity slowly envelopes me
Covering my mouth, I can no longer see
I wiggle and writhe, desperate to break free
This is not who I’m destined to be
Suddenly, the bell tolls
The corruption liberates the vital souls
Leaving gashes, bruises and holes
Survival; Checked off my list of goals
I am free from the confines of these halls
Emancipated from their insidious calls
Finally unshackled from it’s evil thralls
Unaware of the shadowed hand that follows along the walls