I am but a shadow;
I fade into the night.
The dark creeps in upon me;
The void, it fills my sight.
Each breath is but a moment;
I never could get back.
And life is but a fleeting glance,
A shadow at my back...
[and out of the dark, rose “nevermore”]
Ominous figures of inky black, amassed upon this shore;
The messengers of years gone by, shall pass me by no more...
For each breath is but a moment;
Each sunrise fades to black.
And though the shadows come for me,
Still, I never could look back...
[into the night we all shall fade; from dirt we rise, to dirt repaid]
For I am but a shadow;
I must fade into the night.
Though this dark, it moves upon me,
Still, I revel in the light.
[and the darkness whispered, “nevermore”]
I knelt upon this barren land, death trickling down my spine;
And as I watched my shadows fall, I cherished what was mine.
[and darkness descended upon my shores...in masses, singing “nevermore”]