By Jesi Scott
Take my hand and don’t let go,
no matter what you see;
I need you here with me
I don’t want to hide anymore,
put a mask on my face-
I need you to see the scarlet that stains these depths,
forgive me this,
help me to forget.
Strip away my flesh, look down to the bone;
I’ll not apologise for any part,
though there’s tears in my eyes,
this is the truth of the lies:
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Though I’m already burning in my sin,
You are here within under my skin
And in my midnight heart
You are the stars in my sky
and when the demons come to claim my soul,
you are there, don’t let me go.
So take me as I am,
look beyond this seemingly endless night,
for somewhere on the edge of all this pain
is a promise of a beautiful release,
a life to regain.
Please, take my hand, don’t let go,
no matter what you see-
I need you here with me,