Tim Vallie

Rookie - 3 Points (12/13/1990 / Duluth Minnesota)

The Edge of Despair and Insanity


Walking along an ever shrinking ledge
Bordered by despair and insanity
Ever closer to the edge
Trying just to maintain my humanity

The madness beckons me
Draws like moth to flame
Step by step I must persist

The despair pulls on me
It calls out to me by name
Pace by pace I must resist

Up ahead my love is calling
But she sounds so far away
As along my edge I'm crawling
Fighting within her light to stay

But her voice is slowing fading
As I fight to keep a grip
My eyes go dark, like shading
Drawn in by pencil tip

My mind succumbs to madness
My heart is swallowed by despair
And a strange unwelcome gladness
Tells me my soul was always theirs

Then I find myself in her arms
As I regain a little grip
I know my darkness does harm
Every time into it I slip

But I don't know how to fight it
Because these things are deep within
No longer can my heart deny it
The walls I build are razor thin

Always surrounded by insanity
On my tiny little ledge
As I grip to my humanity
As I walk along the edge

Always fighting off the darkness
The pulling weight of despair
And my eyes can see the starkness
Of what is, and isn't there

As I walk along the edge
Bordered by despair and insanity
As I grip this tiny ledge
Clinging desperately to humanity

Submitted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 01, 2013

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