Within My Heart

By Umbreon-Azure

Why do you hide from the world?

Because I know no other way.

A reason, you must have..?

This world is too harsh, to deep.

My only sanctuary is my heart.

Why, why do you hide from the world?

My only line of defense is my inner being.

That way only I am finally at peace with myself.

My only place to retreat to when the world turns against me.

Why do you look away when we catch each other's eye, even by accident?

I turn away,

So you would not see

The tears and the pain

Reflected in my eyes.