The elements of my life, alas
Are bitter as poison, as fragile as glass
I came crying from the womb
I shall go silent to my tomb
My dreams and desires shall go unheard
Silent as the unspoken word
I show no fear or surprise
There is nothing but shadows over my eyes
I take pains to hide what I actually feel
For what doesn't exist does not have to heal
"As black as the raven" that title is mine
The shadow of grief covered me and grew over time
I shall not hope, I shall not dream
No trace of emotion within me be seen
For without hope, despair cannot be conceived
If I do not love, I cannot be bereaved
No disappointment will find me, no expression will tell
Of the hidden emotions that inside me might dwell
Every day that may yet come will continue this way
And the girl I once was will fade away
The elements of my life, alas
Remain as bitter as poison, as fragile as glass.