I'm not like the rest,
I can't hold a rose without it falling apart,
I can't feel the sun without it hiding behind a cloud.
I can't love you without being so very afraid.

I can't think of freedom without the chains,
I can't see the bottom of the well,
Through the inky black swirls,
I can't find happiness though the pain.

I can only see a glass half empty,
A beautiful flower with sharp thorns,
A dream into a nightmare,
A shout with no answering calls.

A forest doomed to death,
A connection with no way to connect,
A pathway to a dead-end,
A safe without a key.

I can't love you without being so very afraid,
I've had my heart smashed before,
And that time was the last time,
I willed to watch someone walk out that door.

I can't hold a rose without it falling apart,
But I'll take the petals,
I'll pick up everyone,
And I'll rearrange them somehow.

I can't feel the sun without it hiding behind a cloud,
So I'll sit here patiently,
Until it's no longer shy,
It'll come out I just have to wait.

I'm not like the rest,
I can't love you without being so very afraid,
But boy I'm prepared to give it a go,
I'll love you 'till my dying day.

By Siobhan
18/August/2004