Breaking Safety Glass

Do you ever get the urge to scream?

To cry, to shout, to break something?

Do you ever get the inexplicable need

To do something you'll later regret?

Do you ever wonder how many bricks

Thrown at a safety glass wall

It would actually take to make

Those broken unbreakable pieces fall?

Do you ever study a piece of your art

With scissors in your hands

And in silent fascination

Watch the stamp-sized pieces land?

Do you ever want to cover your ears

And scream at the top of your voice

To loudly give in to all your fears?

Have you ever considered that choice?

Do you ever stand at the edge of a cliff

And wonder if you can fly?

Do you ever consider jumping

Without even knowing why?

Do you ever lay in bed at night

As tears run down your face?

And do you want to see how far

You can run from this empty place?

Do you ever get the urge to scream?

To cry, to shout, to break something?

Do you ever get the inexplicable need

To do something you'll later regret?

If you can say "I do" to this

If you can find that you agree

I don't know what else to tell you

But welcome to the world of me

8/4/06