How do you capture Rapture
Or bend Bliss to your will..
How do you force Fortune to be yours
Or catch Contentment and make it stay

When despair looms large

How long must I buy Dreams
To be free
Of Reality

And how long must Illusions
Die disillusioned
In the arms of Fate…

Will Hope continue selling me strength
To survive
This holocaust of Self-

Or should I purchase Peace
With Defeat..

Mind consents in relief
Soul spurns in grief-
Heart cannot give up Desire

Let Life rarely reward yearning
Or Sorrow sap Joy,
Success is only some suffering away
And Spirit cannot die.