By: Douglas Rhodes

You will never feel my pain
You want to help but you can't
I don't want you to be where I am
You don't have the breadth of courage
Nor should you have to
Go on with your merry life
I will be the man that you will never understand
And that's ok
You should never have to experience my pain
I will carry it

Because I only want happiness for you
Happiness I once enjoyed
Happiness I will enjoy again
But different
Until evil encompassed my life
I will help you if you need it
But I hope you won't
But we all experience it until the end
Hopefully yours will be better than mine
I pray
And if not
I will walk you through the darkness
Because in the end
We walk the same line