A battle within
I'm finding myself walking the path
where the darkness and emptiness reign
I'm prepared to fight the aftermath
against hope who will try to obtain
my soul, which is dwelling in silence
which is there where it has to remain
hope will try to defeat the numbness
that I've welcomed to smother the pain
Now I will walk up the battlefield
to fight and to win, once and for all
firmly I hold my sword and my shield
striking hope, fatal, and watch it fall
Once again I stand undefeated
I've destroyed hope so I could sustain
that desired protective numbness
now I'm shallow and hollow again. 
  Clautje West 2000