Darkness waits and darkness hides;
Darkness lurks and darkness bides,
In plain sight and in our shadows,
It waits for you beneath the gallows.
Darkness dwells beneath the hills,
Darkness breaks the strongest wills,
Darkness tortures, but light kills.
Dark is life and dark is death,
Dark is rife with rotting flesh.
Dark makes you safe from the watching eye,
When faced with pain it can make you fly.
Light brings blindness, burns and pain,
Dark brings shade, and with dark comes rain.
Light is fire; and it gave man,
The strength of warmth, but life began,
From water dark under the sea,
For before you and before me,
Before fire, before ice,
Before mean, before nice,
Before life, before death,
Before spirit, before flesh,
Before love, before hate,
Before chance, before fate,
Before evil, before good,
Before man ever stood,
There was darkness.
Before the world,
There was naught but darkness,
After the world,
There'll be naught but darkness.
It ended and began,
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