Run, run, run away while you still can,
You can never escape once you’ve fallen on their hands,
The darkness you see has swallowed them whole,
Them, being dark, isn’t just for show.
There’s not even a second to realize,
Each intention they have in their minds,
So, you better run while you still can,
Or you can limp all the way down.
They disappear as soon as you land your eyes on them,
Appear again when you’re distracted within,
To suck your soul right out of you,
And tear your body and insides too.
So, run away while you still can,
Away from the darkness that could turn you blind,
Away from the people behind,
Start running towards the light.
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