ChallengesI walked beneath the sky once upon a time.
Swearing I was careless then.
Then before I could figure out my crime.
Innocence was gone before the count of ten.
The ground opened up in front of me.
And I slipped and fell.
Blackness beneath was all I could see.
How much time passed I couldn't tell.
My body slammed hard onto a very small ledge.
Looking around I heard a crack as I tried to rise.
Landing very hard on the outside edge.
Before I could swear it broke and I was falling again with stars before my eyes.
Everything was happening so quickly I couldn't think.
Too young then to know why I was falling.
But at least the next ledge kept it's link.
So I kept very still and began calling.
No one heard the 7 year old voice wanting out.
They walked past without a care.
I was an outsider now and couldn't shout.
Noone would come near if they were on a dare.
On my own now it would seem.
Crawling carefully to the wall.
There was an apparent I in team.
And I was afraid I was going to fall.
Pain Pain Go AwayPain why do you haunt me?
Can't you just see?
That I want to be free.
Forever to be away from thee.
It's in my knees when I walk.
Now in my voice when I talk.
I can't hold it in and wonder what it's from.
Why do you all insist that I am dumb?
Fighting this proves full of pain.
And all it does is drain.
From within my soul I cannot gain.
Anything from this experience that is like some train.
I feel like I'm going to fall.
And that will be all.
No where to turn and no one to call.
Can't even go to the mall.
Will this pass ever leave me?
Why do I now pay this horrible fee?
I did nothing wrong to deserve this.
It feels like some sort of deadly kiss.
Like the kiss of death to those who now go.
Their courage and love is all to show.
That it was their time.
Why can't it be mine?
I want to feel no pain for a while more.
But it returns like some wanted encore.
Can't it leave when I close the door?
Or is it like the sea without the shore?
Must this hurt with every movement I make?
Do I truly des