Darkness of The Mind

It is black
When I go deep in the recesses of my mind
For what am I searching for
I am looking for that escape
That thing
What is it
What has put the shadows that encased me in the abyss
I am looking for that self-love, that self-respect
Oh, but it is blackness
Where is the light
For what will give me freedom
Why have I become beholden to the sadness?
I go on feeling through the tunnel of life
Yet, it is all for naught
For my future seems dark
All I see is black
I cannot find the hope
I cannot find love
The shadows are darkest in my mind
Where is the light
The tunnel has no end
Just black
Just dark