It’s not the same anymore.
I can feel the silence.
I hear the empty rooms.
I pace the wooden floors.
Arrays of emotions.
I want to believe,
So earnestly believe!
Then I see the look in their eyes…
Is it fear for them or me?
It gets cloudy and I cannot see.
Then I begin to babble
To block out the deafening silence.
I have to believe!
Be resolute and firm in my belief.
Remind myself of the race
Which I have run,
Crossing so many tracks,
Jumping so many hurdles
Lancing the javelin into the air!
Then hearing the crowds’ applause,
I have to begin, I have to believe!
That a new world has opened its doors.