Here Lies

Today we lay to rest

Our brother, our friend, our kin

Once a full life now lostNever to be heard again

The struggles with habits

Died before him, so tragic

His passion for life seemed abundant

It’s almost repugnant

For those around him to think his joy redundant


He’s buried with nothing - Save for our fond memories

Dropped in a box to rot in - Gone but far from forgotten

Nobody knows why he took his own life - At some point everyone has to die

But secrets don’t make friends as we’ll all find - When we meet our inevitable end


Crippled by self-doubt

Too late, we find out

That the fake smile he wore bore a hole in his soul

Now we push on in spite of his absence

A life sentence of mourning the loss of our dear friend

He thought it better this way, muting his unspoken pain


Here lies another crushed under the weight of depression

An obsession of self-loathing and regression

A journey to the darkest places in his head

Facing the burden of giving in to life’s consummation 

Sometimes the strongest (Sometimes the strongest)

Can get lost in the darkness (Can get lost in the darkness)

When seeking some guidance (When seeking some guidance)

Need a hand to lead the way (Take my hand)


The time will come when one has to evolve

From what was once unshakable resolve

To give in to darkness (to give in to darkness)

So far from flawless (so far from flawless)

The time will come when one has to evolve

From what was once unshakable resolve

To give in to darkness, so far from flawless

Now we bid farewell