We did not think the Tempters words
were true when we complied
but after years of being spurned
by those embalmed in light
the ever-present off’ring
of the one who trades in lies
became a salve for suff’ring
when we fled into the night.
Do not believe we fail to grasp
this deadly game we play
and ’tis true that we never asked
for you to ease our pain.
But sometimes those whose torch burns fast
and yields the brightest flame
are those who live behind a mask
of bitterness and shame.
Don’t blame yourself for tragedy
happens to every life
but on occasion those like me
admit we’ve lost the fight.
The scales of justice have indeed
become a ghastly sight
but we all know it’s just the fee
for living in the night.
Teardrops fall from a child’s eye
his mother is not at home
no soothing sounds from a lullaby
no voice on the telephone
Many fears assail him as he lies
huddled so cold, alone
no hope for I fear that night is nigh
—this child is still unknown.
Admittedly these dull and dry
words what with sadness I’ve shown
bring nothing but sorrow and heavy sighs
but the truth in your mind is known.
Dark clouds gather in the distance-
The storm is drawing near.
Lightning flashes with a vengeance-
The sky is full of tears.
Looks like demons in attendance-
Of this night now filled with fear.
Like a terror-driven rain dance-
They all echo out their cheers.
Young children fear their entrance-
And the horrors that they hear.
For this night now in remembrance-
Is the devils own new year.
The celebration of terror. It’s Halloween.
Reaching out my hand to feel
emptiness in the air.
Scrambling about filled with fear
of terrors drawing near.
If this is you and tonight’s tears
won’t ever seem to end.
Don’t give up- there’s a rainbow here-
It’s just around the bend.