The Debt


Borrow this joy, leave it ever unpaid
Once the blood draws, happiness is in vain,
A light snuffed out, after flicker and fade

For this type of wound I need not your aid
Swallowed more than pride just to kill this pain
Borrow this joy, leave it ever unpaid

The time lost costs more than any price paid,
Mortgaged my youth to stay fleetingly sane
A light snuffed out, after flicker and fade

Yet the merchant rejects any more trade
Lies were my wares, my debt of truth now plain
Borrow this joy, leave it ever unpaid

Writhe now in hot chills in this bed I made,
It used to wax, it can now only wane
A light snuffed out, after flicker and fade

You'll have ash, not cash, should arrears be paid
Nothing's forgiven, be it debt or pain
Borrow this joy, leave it ever unpaid
A light snuffed out, after flicker and fade

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