No One

(Written in the year 1990)

No one can follow me into the night,
into the depth and silence of sleep.
No one can understand the emotions,
that usually erupts in me.

No one can feel the pain in my eyes,
because it’s a smile that they see.
No one can understand what ails me,
and see me when I silently weep.

No one senses the agony in me,
because I wear a smile.
No one can understand the heartache,
that is hidden all the while.