"Nobody Nowhere"

Refuge by Donna Williams

In a room without windows

In the company of shadows

You know they won't forget you

They'll take you in.

Emotionally shattered,

Don't ask if it mattered

Don't let that upset you

Just start again.

In a world under glass

You can watch the world pass

And nobody can touch you

You think you're safe.

But the wind can blow cold,

In the depths of your soul

Where you think nothing can hurt you,

Till its too late.

Run till you drop,

Do you know how to stop?

The people walk right past you.

You wave goodbye.

And they all merely smiled,

For you looked like a child,

Never thought that they'd upset you,

They saw you cry.

In the war of your soul,

You can't hear them at all,

And the world becomes an echo

Of what's left outside.

But nobody can win,

If you can't let them in

And there's nobody to answer

From that place where you hide.

Take advice, don't question the experts.

Don't think twice, you just might listen.

Run and hide to the corners of your mind, alone,

Like a Nobody Nowhere.

© 1985 Donna Williams www.donnawilliams.net