Chains

How can I tell her that I care?
How can I break the chains that hold me back?
Iron, forged from the fires of my mind
They bind me to one place
Each link a regret
Each binding another lost chance
Each clasp a noose around my soul
Each lock a way out . . .
How can I escape?
I have been here too long . . .
I know the way out,
But I am too afraid to use it.
All I have to do is say what I feel
If I only knew what I feel
The little that I know . . .
I am to shy to say,
"I care about you"
How can I tell her that I care?
How can I break the chains that hold me back?
They were to save me from the pain
Now they only causes more
A place my mind created to 'save' me
An island in a sea of random thoughts and emotions
I did not want to fall into the waters below
Chained to my only sanctuary, a prison
How can I escape?
I have used these chains to save me
From one pain or another
With every use they grew stronger
Now they will not break
I try to struggle free . . .
I fear that if I fight too hard
I will fall into the sea bellow
Lost in its currents forever
How can I tell her that I care?
How can I break the chains that hold me back?
The cold of the iron holding me still
The weight of each link holding me down
The strength of regrets holding me back
The fear of emotions keeping the locks secure
How can I escape the chains of my mind?
I have to tell her . . .

I love her . . .