It aches when I awaken, it aches when I retire
It wraps itself around me, and wraps me in its fire
It pulls against my muscles, it pulls inside my head
It doesn’t want to let me sleep, but makes me stay in bed.
It talks to me of lonliness, it draws tears from my eyes
It reminds me of my failures, it begs I compromise
It wants me just to lie down, and let my heart turn grey
It wants me to forget to live, and sleep my life away
But I am NOT this body. And I am not amused
I am not these cells that hurt, so don’t get me confused
This plague that is upon me, is just an enemy
I AM the Spirit inside, and I know that I am free.