Departure

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.

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Is happiness a shadow's trick?

Is goodness really wrong?

As fleeting as a candle wick,

And only half as strong?

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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.

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Good-bye wind, good-bye rain

Farewell sunshine on my face.

Leaving, never to return again

I belong now to a darker place.

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A place beneath where living tread

Ensconced in Nature's earthy womb,

I join the dominion of the dead

Underground in my own tomb.

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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.