Is madness decision
Chosen by a weary soul
Who's finally lost all vision
And despaired of every goal?
Does madness hold some comforts
To those forsook by hope
A place to which one transports
When they can no longer cope?
Or is it just the breaking
Of some final mental fuse
When mind and heart are aching
From torment and abuse?
Oft' the borderland I've walked
And longed to yield to beckoning voice
But the gate beyond is barred and locked
Was it nerves revived - or conscious choice?
If one day I yield or break
And entrance to that land I take
Not knowing how or when or why
I bid thee love and sad good-bye