Since I was a little one

My heart has burst forth with emotion.

I wondered why God made this so

For to Him I gave my devotion.

Feelings hurt and feelings pierce;

They even make me want to die.

But feelings also can spread joy,

Can make me feel like I could fly.


This depth of feelings seems to be

The cost of sensitivity.

The poets and the artists share

The price of creativity.


Written in 1994 at a difficult time in my life. Dedicated to all the sensitive souls on earth.