How do you explain something,

You can't understand?

How can your lips smile

While wiping tears with your hand.

How do you let yourself cry,

Unknowing what's within?

How can you be free of it,

While your emotions are pinned?

How do you eat and drink,

With your mouth so very dry?

Your stomach aches and clenches,

You let the tasteless pass you by.

However can you ever be amused?

When the funny seems blank,

A smile is a steely stretch,

Any laugh is always fake.

How could you know it would hurt so hard?

That the feelings just go dead,

And while the numbness takes over,

You wish it were you instead.

By Siobhan

Date: 11th March 2008