It eats away like a cancer inside your soul;
the looming dread of losing the ones you hold
close to your heart, your mind, your body and soul.
Another day, another chance to be left alone – or worse.
So don't mourn the man whose exit gives respite from pain.
He’s dodged the hells of losses that you still await.
Amassing losses, it’s so easy to give up the fight.
But for those yet left, it’s our job to preserve the light