"Take It On Myself"

By: Sara Wynter

Date: June 1st, 2006

A single tear drop,

From what I can feel.

What I have thought,

Shouldn't be real.

To save my friend's pain,

I would take it on myself.

I would drive myself insane,

To help everyone else.

But there is nothing I can do.

Though I wish I could.

I can't stop this abuse,

If I could, I would.

I can hear their cries,

Echoing in my mind.

Anger does rise,

And these emotions I must bind.

I can feel all the hurt,

Of this terrible world.

My senses are alert,

Of the suffering that is hurled.

Some of my tears that I cry,

Are not my own.

Yet they will not dry,

And so I am shaking to the bone.

I'll take their pain,

Keep it in me.

I would stand for days in the rain,

Just to stop their suffering.