I pray that I’m still dreaming

As this nightmare takes its toll

Slow motion isn’t speeding

To get away and still be whole

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Strangled are the cries

As they never make it out

Where is my voice to scream

Stuck in my throat – no doubt

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Sweat is pouring down my brow

My feet are heavy weights

Darkness devours all the light

I hear the screeching gates

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Suddenly, I’m falling

Deep into the abyss

To jerk awake this thundering heart

Then lie here and reminisce

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