I feel the crushing weight around me
The black dirt coarsely caresses my skin
The gravel scrapes the flesh off my fingertips
The ice cold blood seeps through
Why am I here I ask myself
I didn't ask for this
I did everything right
For the one I called mine
Six feet away I lay
From the world I knew
So much has changed since that day.
The day I met you.
You did the impossible
Set me free of my chains
Forged by my self-preservation
You saw the best in me
Alas, I could not do the same
The better you made me
The worse you became
And the was nothing I could do
About to lose you, my options fade
I do the unimaginable
I offer my soul, yours for mine.
Trade places for eternity
I Now stand in front of the devil
He smiles at me, looks me in the eyes
Darkness radiates around him.
So much pain and suffering
He calls me forth in a deep voice
Boy, come closer to me.
I want to see who dares deal.
Trading places for another
As I stare into his eternal abyss,
I see remnants of tortured souls,
All alone, never to be loved.
For all eternity they will remain.
In a softer voice, he asks one thing.
Why would you trade your soul for hers?
I hesitate for a moment.
And then, like a dream, it hits me.
I offered my soul because of love.
Because when I was at my worst, she was there.
In my darkest hour, she saw the light.
She gave me hope when I had none.
She changed who I had become.
Someone dead inside, someone with no love.
And I changed into someone who cared.
Someone who understood sacrifice.
When I needed her the most, she was there.
And now she needs me more then ever.
I have nothing left to give,
Save this wretched soul.
He stared at me intently,
After a long solemn silence, he spoke.
She's yours. Keep your soul.
I see no selfishness in you.
But be warned, if she travels here again,
I will not let her go.
She will be mine for all eternity.
To never be reached again.
He snaps his fingers and she appears.
I see her for the first time in forever
Tears of joy fill my eyes
I grasp her and hold her close.
The dark fades as the Fallen sends us away,
Back to the world we came from.
I awake on grass, next to her. .
Finally, peace at last.
I brush my fingers across her face,
I smile as we make eye contact.
I promise her I'm here to stay,
Never to leave her alone.
To be there when she needs me,
For all of time and space.
I will be there. No matter what.
If I fail, he will take her forever.
I tell her three simple words.
I love you