In the far distance, I saw the light
As my heart beat sped up, I closed my eyes
Thoughts spiraled out of control as I saw the tunnel
I’m going into cardiac arrest, call 911
Sorry, it was a false alarm, carry on

It’s happening again, but stronger this time
Breathlessness, hyperventilation, I can’t breath
The walls are closing in on me
Why is my chest feeling so tight?
Fighting to stay alive, wondering will I make it

I keep trying to run away, but something held me back
The dizziness took over my body, I’m slipping away
I feel a knot in my stomach, why the nauseous feeling?
Out of breath from trying to catch my breath, I shivered
As hard as I fought, the battle was lost
Oh wait, I’m not dead yet, another false alarm
My throat is clamping up, I quickly opened my eyes
That was a close call

For a brief moment
The past, the present, and the future become one
Yet, I have not live the future, I need to get a grip
The tears start to flow for me to drown myself
Sorrow, dread and depression, this can’t be my life
Gearing up for battle, I charged right on through
Luckily, I made it back again this time
Swam to hell and back, I need to stay away for good

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