If only pain would go away
Let me leave it far behind
Let me feel serene and happy
Go away and free my mind

Always there, inside my head
Shadowing my every move
Never leaving, ever waiting
Building up, inside my brain

No matter what I try to do,
Pain is always soon to follow
Taking over every thought
Making my days feel so hollow

Seconds, minutes, hours, days
Every moment of my life
Pass me by so very slowly
Taken over by pain and strife

But how would I, without this pain
Notice all the wonders of life
Fragrant flowers as the day is dawning
Bright and twinkling stars at night

And so I welcome you my pain
Filling all my days with sorrow
For every morning every night
I escape from you, and calm will follow