Sunday, 5 June 2022

Bring Me Death

by Nick Gisburne

Bring me death, I beg you. Set me free.
Spare me from this sickening ordeal.
See the shades, the souls I used to be.
Send them to extinction with your steel.
Cursed to live a thousand lives, and more,
Endlessly, eternally reborn,
Death becomes a blessing to adore,
Life a bitter misery to scorn.
Born again, behind another face,
Flesh and blood confine me in their cage.
Kill me. I am weary of this place,
Burdened by the agonies of age.
    Let me die, forever. Let me sleep.
    Bring me death, however dark or deep.