Lessons learned and minds turned
We’ve come to the place of no return
Groping our way blindly, with caution
Our hearts thud, somewhere in the darkness.
“Manic heartbeats” is the order of the day
Pregnant with confusion and fear
One last hopeful glimpse into the past
Is of no use, somewhere in the darkness.
A deafening silence rings in our ears
As the darkness eats us whole
Now we must forge ahead in a new desert
With a heavy, hardened soul.