† † † †  
into the outside †
with both feet firmly on the ground †
I slip inside the madness †
& take a look around †

there I see my footprints †
trekking through the pit †
the same ghosts still haunt the place †
they're right where I left them †

they say †

"how you doing lady? †
long time no see †
stop & spend some time hereĒ †

I say †

"no, i'm just passing through" †

"I came to collect †
pieces of my soul †
left in the dark all those years ago" †

still strapped to a bed†
I find my pride †
left there to rot †
where I pleaded with the gods †
to let me up †
or just let me die †

inside those padded walls †
the addict & pride threw blows †
pride got beat down †
by the pain †
the addict manipulated †
talked its way free †

my pride is coming forth †
from the darkest of spaces †
in a rage †
is now loose & dangerous †

it will fight the good fight †
for my freedom †
or go down fucking swinging  

Written by crimsin (Unveiling)
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