Enveloped by this hollow world—
Loneliness fills the space.
Crying out for one who understands,
I long for one to take my hand, yet no one comes.
My heart breaks and the tears fall—
Resentment has set in.
Shouting against all that is unfair,
I rebuke those who do not care, yet no one hears.
The wall built and stronghold established—
Bitterness takes root.
Hurting from excruciating pain,
I withdraw into myself to never be the same, yet no one knows.
Written on February 17, 1994