To not know pain, you can not know me For I was shrouded in a robe of tears. I have taken all of the jousts and jeers, And they have left me in pure agony. Like a tasteless apple - a rootless tree, It just got more sour over the years. Yet I lived my nightmares, and faced my fears; Rode the waves, rather than drown in life's sea. And though my tomb is shut, I hear all things. My eyes are sharper - my touch is so kind; Which is moreso than some poor souls can do. My mouth may be stone, but my heart has wings; And each day on earth is a brand new find. All the things I have help to get me through.