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So this is how it ends: in dark and cold
And with no answer to the question 'why?'
Why was it that the stories never told
There are no answers even when you die?
And this is how it ends: it ends alone,
With fear that eats your soul away,
Alone to face the dark and strange unknown,
Alone to face the closing of the day
So this is how it ends: the dark is all
There is no ending to this final night,
there is no Answer to the silent call,
Beyond the darkness, never glimpse of light
Regrets, remorse, and duties left undone,
Hopes unfulfilled, and promises denied,
And battles never fought, so never won---
And words unspoken, all the wellsprings dried.
No friends to ease the pain, or lull the fear,
No one to care, no one to show the way,
No one to say farewell or shed a tear,
No one to help you one last time to pray.
Nothing left but sorrow and despair:
Nothing but the vast eternal night
Gods, if you are kind, and if you care,
Grant me at the very last, the light.