I remember a child with a shadow that followed,
A memory that the pain of anguish has swallowed.
A heart that was blackened many long years ago,
I'd look for the pieces, but where I don't know.
More recently now my soul stole away,
Darkness hides emotion so I cower from day.
This curse of loneliness can never be shown,
For what I must pay for will never be known.
Another dawn breaths close so cold and alone,
I turn and look, but the shadow remains forever gone.