To Overcome This

Is it worth the pain—
And all the strain
To overcome this
And end the strife?
Is it worth the hurt
The painful words,
The loveless kiss—
To live this life?

Is it worth the tears—
And all my fears
To overcome this
And live my life?
Is it worth my cries—
And all the lies?
This joyless bliss
To not just die?

Is it worth the time—
Such things sublime;
To overcome this
And not just die?
Is it worth these wounds
And is there room
For all I've missed—
For all these lies?

Chantrea Johari
27 September 2005