Today I sit by the darkness,
And the darkness sits by me,
There is no hope for light,
And my tomorrow daunts me...
The wound in my heart still hurts today,
As I remember those days of dismay...
When everything was within my reach,
I could have achieved...
Closer! Closer I went! Still closer!
It was too late for my striving fingers,
When I realized that my time passed by and by,
And all I could do was sigh...
The thought of failure,
Still shakes me up from inside,
It was the day when my only hope had died!
Grade 10, Westwood Community High School