Sad and long my hours are

Is life to be written in song?

This world and its harshness grow worse with the passing day

How long must I submit to the masters of my own choosing?

This darkness that overshadows this light I cannot find

That weariness that takes my hope and leaves only shame

My agony rivals only yours

When do my shorter days come?

My long nights and sleepless dreams

My blackness shuts out the lights that shut out the darkness