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Lost in a world I grew up in,
A world I thought my heart knew.
Believing my life was decided,
It was God's will, so what could I do.

I soon was an expert at dodging my troubles,
Apathy didn't take long.
Conveniently dumb and emotionally numb,
Believing that nothing was wrong.

What I found as time rolled on,
As I remembered lost dreams and just cried,
All the hurt was still there, and my heart was no safer,
Now I felt something dying inside.

Lost is the wonder in a child's laugh,
The fire in a young mans eyes.
Lost is all that my life might have been,
But I was too scared to give life a try.

by Rusty Black
Copyrightę1994 Rusty Black