Hello darkness my old friend,
It’s been a long time since last we met
When you came knocking at my gate
To let you in , so desperate
To see me.
At one time you were a regular
soul mate who understood my every mood
my angst, my grief , my anxiety.
You were the one who said it was ok to cry all day, all night even
Every moment of the day
Till all the sadness in my heart very slowly ebbed away.
You stayed beside me
Close inside me
Wrapping yourself round every cell
With a cold chill that strangely thrilled me
For that was what I needed then.
Sometimes I miss you
Especially when my heart soars high
A lightness of spirit that lifts me up
The gurgling laughter that keeps you out
So firmly from my mind and life.
I’m glad you’ve found yourself another
to keep you company in your dark world.
And yet I know you’re somewhere lurking
and take comfort in the fact
I know that someday you will come back
In the middle of my busiest day
In the middle of my happiest moment
When it’s most inconvenient to have you there.
It’s nice to know you’ll never leave me
Always there my trusted friend
And because of you and your shadowy presence