Trust is every friendship's foundation,
Heartache - Jealousy's contemplation.
Anger feeds on my soul where trust was broken,
Nevermore! - the damning word spoken.
Kindled Hope cast the haze before my eyes,
Yesterday pitching Tomorrow lies.
Over the line, emotion draws the string.
Underneath, a puppet, I flail and fling.
God, grant me strength to overcome my past,
Exhibit through me your love so vast.
Nurture the pain beneath this cold, hard stone,
No, I can't heal these wounds on my own.
If I am to live, teach me how to trust.
Forgiveness I've found, now I know I must...
Ever have I longed to find a love this true,
Release these chains, Lord, that I may love her too.
Apologies could never meet this need,
No, the wound isn't here to which I bleed.
Damn myself do I for shifting the blame,
Chris, forgive me, I know you've suffered the same.
How is it those I love I always cause pain?
Regretting later, my words spent in vain.
I have wronged you both, I wish to make amends,
Stand I, now, on the trust of my two best friends.
Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-26-1999).]