When darkness comes and leaves me here,
I feel safe from my greatest fear.
I can’t leave now, I could not face
Being alone in life’s long race.
The life I’ve lead has felt so wrong.
It seems unreal and very long.
I do not know which path to take.
Each step is filled with fear and ache.
The road ahead is insecure—
How will I ever know for sure
The choice I make will lead my life
To happiness or endless strife.
I can’t depend on others’ strength
To lead me through my life at length.
I must emerge my inner self,
To take control of life itself.9/30/1989