Written by: Romeo Della Valle

It hurt even to crack a smile
Or part my lips to speak,
So parched I was,
That I could not bear others
To see me so weak,
So I tried my best to cover up
The infirmity of late,
Summoning all remaining hope
Per chance to change this stateā€¦

So many steps taken backward
And not easily regained,
The pace forward
That did need to be hastened,
Sparing life severely strained.
So, I resigned to be patient,
A doleful while longer
And daring not to be recognized,
I hid until I grew strongerā€¦

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