All my life
I have tottered, fearfully
As if walking on a tightrope
Stretched across a vast chasm
Without a net below to catch me
All my life

All my life
I have trod gingerly, terrified
As if on the crumbling rim
Of an active volcano
About to explode at any moment
All my life

All my life
I have stumbled, jangling
The shattered pieces of me clattering
Shaking and rattling inside of me
Threatening to break me apart
All my life

All my life
I have spoken hesitatingly
Terrified to open my mouth,
That all will see clearly
The ugliness that is inside of me
All my life

All my life
I have wondered
Why am I as I am?
What is the purpose?
Why am I still here, alive?
All my life

All my life
I have waited, hoping, yearning
For that one day when I will finally understand
The whys and the wherefores
Of the mystery which is
All my life

All my life
I have believed that one day
When I am no longer of this world
I will at last learn the reason
Of why I have died and why I have lived
All my life