Pieces of a Shattered SoulPieces of a Shattered Soul:FaustAll around me liebroken fragments,pieces of a shattered soul.Yet how can I piece back,what I've sold to the devil?Mere mortal power and possessions,in exchange for eternal damnation!I cannot retrieve what I've lostnor can I find what is mine;it has been lost to me forever.So here I spend my days,searching for the fragmentswhich I myself scattered on this earth,That which is my treasure,which only I can see,is the only thing that I can never have.
Escape from the cityAround me, the world collapsesand I am left alone, desolate.No one comes to my rescue,nor do they hear my pleas and cries.There is none that I can depend on,except my own self.I struggle to survive, day after day;scavenging for food on the dirty streets,this city is my prison and i cannot escape.Bare and stripped of everything else,my life is a living hell.But amongst its fires, I find heaven in me.Walking on my own two feet,I am able to escape from this wretched world.I rise from the gutters,and make a name out of myself.This devestated city, with its brute and loneliness;from it, I run.I leave not to hide, but find.I leave not to push it all away, but to find acceptance.
DoubtCovered by a shroud of uncertaintyI lay waste to my own fearHelpless and uncertain,Scared to move forward and take a step.Demeaning my self-worth,Underestimating my own abilities;No self-respect nor self-esteem,I am but an empty shadow,Trampled upon by those around meGoing unnoticed.And why should I,When I have done nothing!Empty things cannot be seen;And I remain hollow,Never to be looked upon with admiration.Alwys and forever, still.Never moving forward,Never moving backward.
A Stranger's ReflectionThe reflection on the glassreveals an unknown person.She, who has been living in meis someone I do not know.Inhabiting my bodyand living my life,she has changed me entirely.She looks like me,even has the same name,lives in the same house,and has the same family;yet she is not me,and I am not her.Her face is covered with marks,plastered with paint and color,like a tribesman off to war.Her body is marred with black,images and signsthat cannot be removed.She dresses without clothes,covering both everything and nothing.Has she sold herself to the devil,to replace her body with someone elses?She carries it around as if it was her own,yet the truth cannot be hidden,not from me.This stranger that lives each dayas if it were hers,who carries what is not hers,acts without care for consequence,and lives a lie...is the person that is reflectedon the glass wall.This stranger, who is me.
-Message from the afterlife-Dear friends and family,Please stop shedding your tears.The accident was indeed suddencosting me many of my youthful yearsBut don't worry, I'm happyI love where I am!It's bright, serene and beautifulI have even met a nice man.It was strange though that He greeted meas soon as I found the pearly white gates.He even went to St. Peter and said"No need. She's mine to take."No more large book of namesbut a comforting figure who held my hand,He then led me to a grassy field.There, I saw relatives, even gran.She smiled at me and said, "Hello Che.",opening her arms out wide.I thrust mysef into her hugAnd after, I sat at her side.The nice man who led me herewalked off quietly with a smile.When I asked where He was headed,He said He'd be back in a while.So there I stayed with a-ma*and even though I've never met her before,we talked about all the things that happenedup until I saw the light at death's door.She said she has been watching me,and did know that it was
A: Because...Because there is always hope,there is always a new beginningNo matter what the world may throw at meEven when I'm stripped of all that I hold dearEven when all that I love dieEven when I've been abandonedEven when I'm left with nothingWhen I smile, I'm able to remember those I loveWhen I smile, I feel strongerStrong enough that it overpowers everything elseWhen I laugh, I remember the happy momentsWhen I laugh, I feel at peaceI feel serene enough to remember what really mattersWhen I smile, and when I laughFor a brief moment, I feel like I'm on top of the worldAnd feeling that power that flows within meI know that no matter what happens,I aim to feel that same power, coursing through my entityI smile so that I can see tomorrowI laugh so I can feel what the future holdsThe world can take away my friends,It can take away everything that I have on meBut it can't take away my smile,my laughter, or my memoriesAnd because I know that I have thoseI smile and I laughS