Renew my strength, face another day,
But I'm afraid
I wait and I wait for strength
From heaven sent
But nothing changes, nothing at all.
I thought that I might fly on mounted wings
But the Psychiatrist said that was a dangerous illusion
She gave me sedatives, instead.
I want to run and run and run and never get tired
Like I did when I was a boy and my family were all alive
But I couldn't even walk to the nurses' station.
The ward is locked now.
I want to walk through the windows
Out into the mild spring air and look and look
The snowdrops, the crocuses, the hyacinths
Forget-Me-Nots, see the buds on the trees;
This all didn't happen
A very long time ago. I am weary now.