Can a tear drink in silence?
Or does a torrent silence the tears?
Is a broken heart forever shattered?
Or does chasing freedom break an old man’s back?
How can eyes weep with such sorrow?
Or does a small girl’s cry ease her pain?
Can a single soul see another one suffer?
Or does a dying planet feel remorse for its killers?
Is a hand cold at the touch?
Or does a skeletal hand force you to submit?
Does silence pierce the heart like a knife?
Or does the flesh scream an inaudible lament?
Can you tell me if you love me?
An aching heart is life’s greatest sting.