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.