I'm too far gone,

Into this place,

I know of as my mind.

Shadows lurking,

Twisting and churning,

My way I cannot find.

Why are the shadows fleeting?

Dancing like silk figurines?

Why can I not stop them,

From blemishing my dreams?

Shifting and writhing,

Thought come around me now,

Crows with teeth are they to me.

Reminding me of things I've lost,

Loves and friends and stories too,

They deprive me of my sanity.

Why are the dark winds fleeting?

Dancing like rusted figurines?

Why can I not stop them,

From destroying my dreams?

Free form falling,

Dark blood seeping,

These memories are not mine.

My friends fly around me,

Like shadows in the wind,

Outwardly I reassure that I am fine.

Why are the memories fleeting?

Dancing like wooden figurines?

Why can I not stop them,

From taking all my dreams?

I hear haunting music all around me,

I cannot help but feel,

My breathing change to fit it's tune.

Deeper I delve into it's caress,

Is this really in my mind?

Will I find my answer soon?

Why are the wraiths fleeting?

Dancing like wind figurines?

Why can I not stop them,

From devouring my dreams?

I hear a voice call out to me,

From another time or place,

Now I open up my eyes.

I see your smiling face,

Though I am sure you are not real,

You are my beacon the sees through my lies

Why is death fleeting?

Dancing like the silk figurines?

Why can I not stop him,

From killing my dreams?

You bring me back to yonder shore,

For now my mind is free,

I wish not for reality.

I know that for my safety,

I must now go back,

I wish you'd come with me.

Why are the black swords fleeting?

Dancing like still figurines?

Why can I not stop them,

From decapitating my dreams?

I know that you are not real

I know that fact for sure,

I know that you will never exist,

I still love you ever more.

I can now capture the shadows,

Before they dance away,

I can now stop them,

From blemishing my dreams.