Tiger, Tiger burning bright
Desolation stalks in the night.
Pain, grief, loss, and frustration
Keep watch this night of emotion.
Why must they dodge me now?
Why must it be this foul?
I want peace to reign.
But nothing will be the same.
Storms are a rising.
Some will leap past the blighting.
Others we know don’t know
And still there are those who won’t grow.
Come peaceful slumber
For I grow weary of this thunder
Bring me enlightenment I crave.
So I won’t be along any more, and afraid.
Originally written: 8/13/2003