THE OTHER SIDE OF ME
by Martha Ellen Martin
Wildness, temptress, floating free
in my everchanging fantasy.
Through this darkness thick and black
on my way there and back.
Coming too far to lose ground now,
searching and seeking the why and how.
Shadow figure in my mind
Hold me, touch me, love is blind.
Take me from this agony
Help me someone, can't you see?
What's black is black, what's white is white,
Teach me, show me what is right.
In this kingdom that is doomed
Full of evil, full of gloom.
Full of what should never be
Catch me someone, can't you see?
Come to help and turn me loose,
No more to hang, take from me this noose
That slowly tightens around my neck
Choking, squeezing me to death.
Take me back to reality
For this world has become make believe.
Deliver me please, help me pray
No farther now, no more to stray,
I know the path leads to death
Help me now to not be deaf.
For your strength, My Lord, I cry
Help me live, no more to die.