At a young age before Pain befriended me,
All I had at the time were Hopes and Dreams.
Quickly she decided to move in
And as she did
She cast Hope and Dreams to a Valley
She claimed, “Oh they were far too boring!”
And because I was too lonely I let her
She made her abode in my eyes,
And fills my head with lies
Soon Pain invited her friends Fear and Doubt for a visit,
They got a little too comfortable and decided to never leave.
I tried to explain to her that there was a bit of overcrowding,
“Ah but Tammy, I am insisting.”
One day Pain fell in love,
His name was Failure.
She said if I accepted him I would make her happy and she’d stay,
Because she and I must coexist.
She told me to hold his hand
I held on a little too tight afraid that if I let go Pain might cease to be
Pain loved it, she loved that she’d put me under her spell
Loved that I accepted her lover, my L.
Pain remained in my eyes
Fear and Doubt lived together in my heart.
Failure always held my hand.
Pain understood me
Failure comforted me
Fear and Doubt nurtured me
So now I’m never lonely.
Pain said I must never leave her and if I do she will cast me to the Valley,
Were she cast off Hopes and Dreams
The Valley filled with shadows a little too scary
But not as scary as its owner Death if he ever took an interest in me.
You may think you know Pain
But you don’t know her like I do.
You don’t know her the way she knows you.