It creeps up and chokes him while everyone is festive
It smothers him in darkness creating a void in his soul
Everyone is happy, everyone is cheery
While inside his heart shatters
The shards tearing him apart from his depths
Society upholds certain standards
Financial gifts of material tokens of love
Painted on smiles while among forced socialization
And into a hole he just wants to crawl and hibernate
To come out just in time for the next commercial nightmare
Passing blindly from one month to the next
Digging deeper in debt and solitude
Until unable to stand it any longer
He takes that final step off the snowy cliff
While the bells toll on.