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Darkness, Thief Of Light

"When the light fades..."
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Waking from my slumber, my eyes open
Grateful darkness isn’t yet complete
Staring out the window as despair creeps in
While my vision skews the lights from the street. 

There was a time when things were much clearer
A happier existence ere lights blurred
A calmer, simpler time, and oh so sweet
That stage of life before the dark occurred. 

Once all the sights before my eyes of blue
Were awe-inspiring, lofty, and sublime
But nowadays, these colors fade so fast
As ruthless darkness works at stealing time. 

Today the lights are shapeless and distorted
So please stay close, if only for a while
And banish any sign of fear or sorrow
So, the last thing I will see will be your smile. 

And when the utter blindness is complete
And darkness steals remainders of my sight
I’ll hold your hand and trust in your compassion
And know that you alone will be my light. 

Visions now are only those I imagine
Or images I dream of late at night
But even blindness cannot steal my memories
Or the peace with you that dark cannot rewrite.

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