Can you taste the essence of live’s gone by?

Can you enter your soul with the eyes of a child?

What do you see there and what do you find?

A glimmer of stardust, a ray of hope,

Or gloom and despair and the hangman’s rope?

Crossing the threshold to the other side

Determines our destiny and reveals all the lies.

A shimmer of stardust in the midnight sky,

A portent of your future or from your past a cry?

The Temples of Humanity are raised by a few

And the Hallows of Night refuse to be found

As our footsteps echo on barren ground.

How far up the mountain can humanity climb

To free itself of the mortal grind?

For the stardust falls but upon a few,

Dare we pause, dare we catch it; tell me will it be you?

Or will you sink to the mud,

Bathed in your own human blood.

Trapped in a mindset that’s out of time,

Out of sinc with God’s given rhyme?

The wave is coming

The tide is now.

Ride it or fight it

Evolve or die.

So when you taste the essence of live’s gone by

And you free the child within your soul,

Will you sacrifice all when the time is right?

Will you pluck your future from the deathly night?

When the Dragon Breath finally fades

And you look into The Eye at the End of Days,

And those that “just are” spin you round and around

Can you honestly say your soul is unbound?

2008