The flame never flickers, And time stands still. And the dark never brightens, And the dark never will. I will write for your silence. But I will scream on this page, And I swear on this pen, That I am louder with age! Do you recognise my forte? Do you choke on my pain? It has taken me this long, Just to bleed again. So is this quiet enough? Or am I writing too loud? Can you sleep through my tears? Are you fond of the sound? I am a burden on strangers. I am a stranger to you. I am nothing but shadow. I am nothing like you!