Further I descend
Down into the depths of my conscience
Into the darkness until my mind is gone.
The darkness shrouds my mind like a veil
It fills my mind with clouds
And distorts my every emotion
They tell me this depression is just a phase
They say I can control the darkness
But no they don’t understand
They cannot see the chemicals
They cannot see the electric pulses
They do not know the depths of my mind
My mind is a cavern
It is Daedalus’s labyrinth
It is vast like the heavens
And as dark as the Mariana
I am lost in its vastness
Swallowed up by the darkness
Held fast by its fingers
I call out for light
But alas I am not God
I am alone in my mind
And I am afraid of the power it holds
I tremble and cry alone in the dark
Come to my rescue lover of my soul and heart
Only you can shine a light in the dark
Do what no drug can do
Break me from my holding cell
Only you can help me escape this hell.
My mind it laughs at me
It mocks me
It curses me
It is my worst enemy.
No, no longer shall my mind reign
No longer shall it burn my flesh.
I will throw off these chains
I will break free
I shall bind my mind in iron and steel
It shall no longer be my warden,
It shall no longer be my bane.
I will cast this ailment aside
I will enter into a brave new world
Where the light is king
And where the lion shall lay by the lamb
Fill me with life, oh God
Allow me to feel again
Let your love leave a mark
Let it bring me to life
Release me from my prison
Allow me to spread my wings and soar
Soar away from my mind’s grasp
Soar where Icarus could not.
I shall no longer be a slave
No longer shall the darkness control me
No longer am I dead to life
For this is the moment I come alive.