Open eyes but there’s no light
A deep breath but it’s not air
Short days and endless nights
So many people but one not there

Memories steal every thought
Pain fires every breath
So many battles fought
And so many deaths

Every breath is a rattling gasp
Each word a war
Every tear a shard of glass
Each smile a door

Be strong and stay alive
As iron walls rust to the ground
Time will tame the fire
And the sun will come around