I have a very dear friend. We grew up in the same neighborhood. She’s a star now, making waves all over the world. But I know her in a way that few people do. I see beyond the façade of her fame to the emptiness in her life. It makes my heart ache.
People aren’t always as happy as they look. No matter how famous we get in this life, we’ll still be sad without what matters most. Don’t be too quick to envy, he’s sadder than you’ll ever be. She’s emptier than a konko (empty tin).
When we bask in all the vain materialistic glories of this life without connecting ourselves to the true source, what we become, is a dark light!
I shine a great light on countless lives
But watch mine darken slowly
I’m the curve of the smile on countless lips
But the tears in my own eyes
I’m the blossom of a thousand flowers
Who watches my own self wilt from within.
I bring pride to my friends, my family, my motherland
And shame the source of this powerful gift
I fill the hearts of multitudes
And stare at the gaping hole in mine
I’m the envy of heroes and cowards
But feel disgust at what I see in the mirror
The chains I couldn’t see have me bound tightest
The puddle I thought I could jump over drowns me now
They don’t understand me, to them, I’m the typical star with issues
But what I really am is a lonely heart in need of you, you, you.
I’m towering strong on the outside, but crumbling down on the inside
It’s too heavy God, but I just cant get it off my back!
I know my past with its ship load of shame.
It haunts my present and blurs my future.
I’m dark light God, searching for true light. You.
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