Shutting off your emotions

Is like wandering naked in the dark and cold

If you do it too long

It'll cause permanent damage.

I closed my mind to you

I shut myself down to the world

I turned off the "Open" sign


Because I couldn't handle

The power of my own


I locked them

in a closet.

I locked them away

to protect you

and me,

from my own thoughts.

I locked my emotions away

oh so long ago

And as I open the door

to the dimension where

I stashed them,

I hold them in my hand

frostbitten and damaged

only a fragment of what they

once truly were.

I hold in my hand


of my frostbitten soul.