Into the wood where the Darkling play
Follow the path, I’ll show you the way.
Look carefully now for all crawly and slither
They’ll make you all creepy, scaredy and shiver.
The night falls here with a cackle and thump
A crack of a twig, a murmur, and bump.
For it’s these dark woods where the nightmares play
The nightwoods where darkmares have say.
Beware, beware the darkling soul
He cannot be bested by fairy nor troll.
For he rules the forests of your mind
Your lighter and darker forever entwined.
Look close dear one for there is a charm
That can tame before there’s too much harm.
Face the demon to make you wise
Embrace his fire and don’t despise.
Give only what he is due
Accepting that he is part of you.
He will bow his head and give you true
For his master is really you.
So harness him up and together take flight
Across the deep lake and into the night.