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The cave surrounds me,
Darkness pressing against my eyes,
The walls are far away,
But I know they're there,
A wind whistles from behind,
Sending chills down my body,
My eyes strain to see,
A black curtain hides the scene,
I hear noises echoing off the walls,
Noises I know bode ill,
My heart thumps in my ears,
Nothing, nothing, nothing,
I try to tame my thoughts,
Willing my imagination into silent submission,
But my peace of heart is disturbed,
Unrest fills my veins,
Fear blocks all thoughts,
Water drops hit my head,
One by one pelting my skull,
The sound rings in my eardrums,
Each hit, a worry enters my mind,
Each cross worsening in turn,
Is my life really that bad,
Should I even try to escape,
Is it worth breaking free,
Despair wraps her claw-like hands around my hope,
She crushes it unmercifully,
Motivation to look for light vanishes,
And so you shall leave me,
No peace of heart,
No safety,
No hope,
No light,
Because I've chosen to be on my own,
Because I've given up.





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