Disembodied, lost and lonely
Drifting softly among the mist
Living again your final moments
When death your sweet lips had kissed
You slipped away through shadows fair
And in the tainted respite, laid bare
To walk through the ether not knowing why
To relive your horror as the ages pass by
When you crossed that gossamer shroud
Did you see the old gatekeeper’s eyes,
Cauterized by age, seeing through time?
Solemn shade is he, not here nor there
Writing your name in stone as you left it behind.
How you crumbled in that trial by fire,
To swim over the sea of despair
Dredge through musty chambers
And drown in warm starlit tides
Fading away from embers
Sparks are born and die
Ashes wash up on a distant shore
Have you ever wondered why?
Whence fled those emotions, love
That graced a countenance fair
Brought light to dimmest shadows
And hope to a mind in despair?
‘Tis gone! you speak now in hollow tones
As cold winds assail me and rattle my bones.
One time your eyes I glimpsed at last
Forever haunted by the emptiness they cast
In naught but longing for answers and life
So my hopes crumbled before your strife
It was forever and a day since then
But here we both finally stand
On ashen shores of a twilight world
Lost and lonely, hand in hand.