Now lies silent, in despair
Was it freedom you sought?
Its false promise you bought
Obedience to you a term obsolete
Left on the pile of terms to delete
The pair that brought your fore
Within you, their respect no more
For every choice you make
There is a turn you take
Either towards the door of Rayyan
Or to the embrace of Shaytan
Your friends write on your soul
Your very heart firmly in their control
His call a distant ding
To you perhaps an echo of nothing
In your silence who do you hear
Your friends or those near and dear?
Do tears to your eye flood?
Or does rebellion boil in your blood?
Is the glitter of this world all you see?
The mirage of the river of glee
Or do you pang for the road
That leads to widest final abode?
Isn’t it time for the volcano to cease?
For you to find inner peace?
Heedless in your rush you ran
To the cliff’s end your final span
Let the words of wisdom leave
Their marks on chests that heave
Like a gentle draft time slips
Will repentance embrace your lips?