He was surrounded

Hopelessness

It overtook him

They tried to help

They really did

But the feeling was too strong

He was far too gone

They tried helping him up

But it was all too much

He lost his battle

He had already lost it a long time ago

He sank deeper and deeper

They watched with fearful eyes

He looked back with empty ones

They called out to him

He did not hear

They shook him

He did not feel

They waved at him

He did not see

Too submersed in his dread

Too far gone to notice

They knew well what he felt

He felt nothing

He felt dread

Hopelessness

Despair

It was too much

He gave in to the darkness

And then it swallowed him

They wept for him

He looked away

His own tears forming

He struggled

But did not overcome

And then it all went black