I tried so long, and oh so hard

To help you find your way

To escape the bonds, they put on you

To shut the pain away

If I but could, I’d give you my eyes

To let you see what I see

For if you did, then you would know

How special you are to me

I know the story, you hold so tight

No value or worth for yourself

They told you that, the whole of your life

What else would you ever judge true

You still give your all, for whatever need

Though imagined or slight it might be

And worry to sickness, and heart throbbing pain

That it will never be near to complete

I tried to take you, and show you the world

And what life and love can be

But you crawled back in your hole, dark with the pain

And left me out here on my own

I near the end of my path, life journey short

Remiss in the task left undone

For all of the help, I’ve spread all around

I could not help the one that I loved.

Steve ‘Easy’ Whitacre September 30th, 2007