Alone in an empty room
Though I'm never quite alone.
The shadows cover the walls,
The monsters growl in the closet.

The king of beasts knocks at my door.
I don't let him in; he already has the key.
He whispers sweet nothings to me,
While he places the knife to my back

Save me, Save me,
Don't betray me.
The darkness is calling,
I can't turn back.

Slay me, Slay me,
Don't embrace me.
The darkness is calling,
I can't turn back.

The prince is helpless, down-trodden,
The knight has lost his sword.
The damsel has tea with the dragon,
Giving up all hope of rescue.

Truth and lies mix, interchangeable.
Beliefs twist and turn to doubt.
Confusion is the darkest potion,
Sipped from a pearl white glass

Save me, Save me,
Don't betray me.
The darkness is calling,
I can't turn back.

Slay me, Slay me,
Don't embrace me.
The darkness is calling,
I can't turn back.

I wander through the forest,
My map a blatant forgery.
Looking for him, looking for you.
The shadows guide me astray.

Waiting until the dawn reveals,
The truth to my deliverance.
Fearing death will not grip me
Before I find the trail's end.

Save me, Save me
Don't betray me.
The darkness is calling
I can't turn back

Slay me, Slay me
Don't embrace me.
The darkness is calling,
I can't turn back.

I can't turn back.
I won't turn back.
I can't turn back. 

Posted on July 11th, 2018
Originally published on June 12th, 2012

Original Publication Notes: This imagery has been whirling around my head for a few days. It first started out as a poem, but never quite worked that way. Then the refrain jumped into my head and I realized it would make a good song.

Today: I think a theme that has been prominent in all of my writing is Mystery -- the feeling that you are not in control and the world has truly gone mad around you. Though, perhaps we have gone mad and the world is perfectly sane. Interesting thought. Though I'm too much of a realist -- I think it's a bit of both, mixed with a good helping of the unknown and will-never-be-known. :)