I have tried unlocking the door.
The keys do not work.
I have tried opening the windows.
They are painted shut.
I have tried turning on the lights.
The bulbs are burnt out.
I have tried making noise.
Nobody hears me.
I have tried crying.
The tears are silent.
I have tried.
I know there is a bright world beyond the door.
I know the open windows will allow me to feel.
I know the lights will provide the vision in need.
I know there are many people available to listen.
I know letting it out will help me release.
I will continue to try.
I have tried numerous keys and feel like the right one is next.
I have chipped at the paint and can feel a draft.
I have learned to make use of the daytime light.
I have been singing and the birds are responding.
I have been praying and He is listening.
There IS hope!