Shine
-Ron Smith

Abandon the recycled dreams
Forget your past
You know your pain
Now grasp your soul
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Forget all your trials and tribulations
Check it all away like unwanted baggage
Forget the pain forged into your hardened mind
And open yourself to the vast fields of tomorrow
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
Hear the sound of your own breath
As you lie on the floor and bleed
Let it all pour out
And leave nothing untried.
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
What's the point of releasing yourself
Only to shine in the pits of hell?
Forget the promises of a corroded mind
And rise anew, a phoenix on the wind.
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Wearing times
Pressing on
The water flows
Grinding blood.
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
A dying dream
Paving a path
Open your doors
To reveal your aura.
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
Forget it all
Forget the wasted homage
Pay tribute to you
The one they lied to.
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
Embrace the strength
Of an ancient need
Open your mind
Release your light.
Even as the darkest obsidian
Shines so bright
Even as the dead moon glows
In the still of night.
Held just right, into a ray of light
Even the darkest obsidian shines
Smoothed to perfection
And sharp as a razor.
What's the worst that can happen
Unless you don't want to die?
Abandon false pretenses
Even in the darkest corner, shine.