Lonely Heart

A lonely heart can make you beg.

A lonely heart can make you cry.

A lonely heart can twist and turn you,

Wringing every feeling dry.

A lonely heart welcomes the dead.

A lonely heart obscures the light.

A lonely heart wallows in darkness,

Cursing everything in sight.

* Quiet *



When will I surrender,

not as a villain,

but as a pious man?

When will I give in,

not to avoid stress,

but to contribute?

When will I bow down,

not to exercise weakness,

but to express humility?

When will I let go, 

not to forget the past,

but to seize the moment?

When . . .

( Poem by Quiet Riley / Artwork by Ai Jing )