The Cost Of It AllWhere did my compassion go?More Like This
Did I lose it along the way?
When did this not become home?
When did I start to be afraid?
Where did my undying love fly to?
Did it leave while I slept?
Did it grow wings and flutter softly out the window,
Fluttering through twilight's mist?
I never listened to my inner thoughts.
When they warned of what I would lose.
I continued on my path of hurt,
Never knowing it was all consuming.
I lived lie after lie.
Continued day after day
Did I never realize the cost of it all?
Why did I continue this way?
When did I lose it all?
Can I ever get that back?
Do I walk the earth to find it again,
all the while hiding behind my shameful mask?
Life would be too kind
To give me what I have lost.
But walk the earth I shall,
In hopes that it will not be for naught.