I once did and never will again

I once cried myself to sleep
T'was all that I could do to keep
From falling asleep without a heart
And lose myself inside the dark

I once left so numb and cold
I was once a product I sold
I might have seemed happy and joyful to some
But was a shell, hollow and numb

I was once something
that one should never be
I was a person to everyone else
but scum and dirt to me

I was once alone
or so I once thought
until I found the feeling
that I for so long sought

It wasn't a person who saved my life
it was a ray of hope and morning light

It was a flower, a song, a bird in the sky
that is all I need to get by

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