So many passed by his sentinel in mournful tears
But then a foolish mistake, a murder on his watch
A life in another, this was not their future, but
It was so real, so close, so stupid, a tyrant's death
There would be blood this night for such a mistake
He sat up inside the shell, in front of his new voice
"No more hearts, I do not want to see another bleed"
The corrosive veil leaned in on his capture and whispered
"You are weak; you will not make it without me"
In shock of his complacence, the young man stirred
Cast in nickel, the equalizer was locked and loaded
"Out damn spot" the young man thundered
The corrosion smiled, "You don't have it in you"
A cold barrel pressed against his temple
"By God I do" tears down his cheeks, swollen eyes
The young man leaned forward and wept hard
Gun to his head, demons in his heart, but not alone
"I don't want to die, I don't want to die!"
Click, CLICK, screaming for it's life, the darkness…
"You are nothing without me, nothing, NOTHING…"
The young man slowly took the shells out of the gun
The thing that had held him and protected him for so long
Was now lying dead in a wretched pile on the floor next to his chair
The young man then wept further, for he knew he had killed a friend
His protector was his demon, and his demon was now dead.