Slipping backwards through the void,
Nothing there to catch my fall;
The World of Light has been destroyed,
If ever it was there at all.
Is happiness a shadow's trick?
Is goodness really wrong?
As fleeting as a candle wick,
And only half as strong?
All my life has been a lie,
This I've come to know.
Not one more tear will moist my eye
Because now I'm letting go.
Good-bye wind, good-bye rain
Farewell sunshine on my face.
Leaving, never to return again
I belong now to a darker place.
A place beneath where living tread
Ensconced in Nature's earthy womb,
I join the dominion of the dead
Underground in my own tomb.
Now the pain can't reach my heart;
I'm safe here in the death of night
Where breath does from my lips depart
And with my empty soul, takes flight.