He came as a friend
Offering me company
He lured me day by day
Made sure I was clinging to what he had to say.

It came as a pill
Calming down my nerves
Supposedly my way of dealing with pain
Its aim was to ensure I had nothing to gain.

It came as a drink
Meant to quench my thirst
It penetrated its way to my mind
Its harmony had the sweetest sound.

She came like just any girl
Fool of love and laughter
Never hinting of what she was really after
She was as beautiful as a pearl.

Awake I am no more
For I couldn’t see that I was at the last of my straw
That death was standing right at my door
He was a portrait painted to be like something much, much more.