Lost in a world I grew up in,
I soon was an expert at dodging my
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