I buried my love at the top of the hill,
and left him there hereafter.
I buried my heart so none could steal
the memory of my love's laughter.
I buried my dreams at the bottom of the sea
and left them there forgotten.
I buried my soul and lost the key
before it became so rotten.
I buried my mind among the trees
and left it there unneeded.
I buried my schemes beneath the leaves
because they will never be heeded.
I buried my hope beside my dreams
and left it there forever.
I buried my faith along the stream
and thought myself mighty clever.
I buried my pride inside the dirt
and left it there believing--
That I buried my body so I wouldn't be hurt
by continuous, endless, grieving.