By: Raven Shadowborne © 1998

I stroll through life
reaching for the stars
dreams are my guide
hope lays the path I follow
open to the world
my heart bare for all to see
yet..part of me
remains hidden
hindered by fear
caged by desire
caught in a void
aching to be free
to be all of who I am
wanting perfection
knowing it does not exist
questions forming
no answers forthcoming
no guarantees
life can be such pleasure
such joy
but sometimes all there is
is pain