if one must die it will be me tonight

by Marcus Huffman


if one must die, it will be me tonight;
the very nights that make a grown man shake;
i cannot stand these lonely, freezing nights.

i cannot see what stands before my sight;
the dancing shimmers gleaming off the lake;
if one must die it will be me tonight.

i do not think i can keep up the fight;
it must be done before the daytime breaks;
i cannot stand these lonely, freezing nights.

i wish i was much higher than the kite;
or that i might no longer be awake;
if one must die it will be me tonight.

i no longer feel like fighting the light;
the pain dragging across me like a rake;
i cannot stand these lonely, freezing nights.

i really hope i’ve made everything right;
i wish i could no longer feel the ache.
if one must die it will be me tonight;
i cannot stand these lonely, freezing nights.










Marcus Huffman is a junior English major from Bridgeport, West Virginia. After two years in the Biology department, Marcus switched to English to focus on a career in legal studies, in which he hopes to become an editor for a legal review once in law school. Not only does he serve as an editor for the WVWC Writing Center, but he also is a part of organizations such as the Tri-Beta Honor Society, College Democrats, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Student Senate, and others. Marcus hopes to attend law school to obtain a PhD in Law and become a legal professor.