Surviving

Darkness all around me,
within my every part,
the loneliness within my soul,
and pain within my heart,
they lost their ground to emptiness,
to numbness and indifference,
nurturing newfound coolness
replacing common sense.

Heart and soul are summoned,
to cease their search for love,
to build the walls and to defend,
the core, hidden in this cove,
my inner core where love exists,
where longing still prevails,
where bitter pain still lingers,
and warm tears still leave their trails...

Clautje West 2000