Pathway to Beyond
Pathway to Beyond
Taken apart piece-by-piece is the way Depression leaks,
First Pride leaves, then Dignity follows with the shoes stripped from her feet.
At that moment when all defense is absent,
And Fear sits high on his throne,
Depressionâ€™s voice can seep within,
To say, â€œThis world is not your own.
In fact, to say you live at all is laughter at its source,
No, my friend, this time it ends, without the slightest ounce of force.â€
â€œProduce for me one single reason why I should set you free,
You still think these people love you? Ha! You think theyâ€™ll tolerate your pleas?
Oh, sweet lover, it will be alright;
I can ease your pain.
You need only ask and I will at last,
Make this unhappy life fade.
I promise one day youâ€™ll thank me, once youâ€™ve given me your all,
But first you must do as I say; surely the price is plenty small.â€
The tears of those without control are drained of all their hope,
Hopelessness whispers of a better world and she teaches of the rope.
â€œTake down these walls youâ€™ve build.
Abolish Joy and Counsel.
I am the god of your world,
Not He who made Depression able!
I can rid you of Depressionâ€™s voice, and take you from the dark,
But you must give that soul to me, I care nothing of your heart.â€
â€œNo, dear human, there is no hope, and thereâ€™s never been at all.
Why have faith in something that maybe catches you when you fall?
Hope is nothing more
Than the lies of Confidence.
You wonâ€™t need him anyhow,
Once I have you in my hands.
Abandon now this slipping grip you have around your life,
You wonâ€™t have to ever struggle again, once you let me help you die.â€
Itâ€™s in this moment when Depression and Hopelessness bicker,
That Fear himself steps down and wanders slowly hither.
â€œWhat is this quarrel I hear?
Is it the gripping fingers of hell?
Oh my, oh my, youâ€™ve seen this before!
Just accept it, you wonâ€™t prevail!
Beelzebub must have sent his scavenging minions into the dark where you canâ€™t see.
Can you feel then running up your spine, the chills of Malevolentâ€™s creed?
â€œIt says â€˜I will seek, kill, and destroyâ€™ and thereâ€™s nothing you can do.
Fight or flight is all I can offer; the rest is up to you.
Whatever you choose,
Surely you will die.
So let me stay that thought
Deep inside your mind.
I will at least give you a chance, and let adrenaline into your veins,
But just keep my voice inside your ears, so forever I may reign.â€
â€œIt is I; I am He, the master and ruler of Fate.â€
Says the one who never gives and always takes away.
â€œCome with me, sweet precious life.
Let me soak in your health.
Just before I strip it from you,
Like drawing water from a well.
I shall wrap my emaciated fingers around the bones within your neck,
Or perhaps Iâ€™ll pour in some hungry virus that will happily infect.â€
â€œJourney deep into my wanton eyes, and return forever lost.
Did you believe someone paid your price, or that there is no remaining cost?
Depression is the first step
On a pathway to beyond.
I am the last face youâ€™ll see
Before your soul moves on.
Surrender now and feel your blood turn cold beneath your skin,
Now say goodbye to the world you know, because you wonâ€™t return again.â€