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Empty words spoken in darkness
Match the notes found in the silence.
The world is crushing all men's hope
Until they have no way to cope -
Running from the things they fear
And hiding from what they hold dear.
Each step so heavy, forever broken,
Whispers of words never spoken
That told of nightmares and of dreams,
Swallowing all other screams.
The path is set and death awaits -
But the sorrow never does abate.

Empty words spoken in darkness
Match the notes found in the silence.
The world is large, but there is hope
That man will find a way to cope -
To face the things they know they fear,
And stand with those that they hold dear.
Each step is heavy, not fully broken;
And the whispers never spoken
Share the joy held in the dreams
And vanquish all the desperate screams.
The path is set and the end awaits -
The deep-set sorrow does abate.

Empty words spoken in darkness
Match the notes found in the silence.
"Goodbye, farewell – I may return
If my path should this way turn.
Family, friends, I leave behind
And yet I'm sure they would not mind."
"Farewell until we meet again -
To end, this friendship didn't begin.
We'll wait right here until the end -
Until you return around the bend."
And the empty words pass into silence
As the notes are passed in fading darkness.


AN: Originally meant to be a oneshot, but it wasn't right... The first stanza is Henry, the second is the Precinct, and the third is both. Written for friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I am sorry. Gramercy, and may the Lord bless you and keep you.