Well, at least I hope you'll find it interesting. I had planned on posting this in my blog and just letting it be, but I'd like to share it with the group here. This is a song I wrote tonight. It's about my sister Nadine who is currently dying from hepatitis. Nadine unfortunately had a lot of problems fighting drug addiction, and ended up getting infected through the sharing of used needles. I heard the news a few days ago and went numb. I knew for a long time she was infected, but I didn't know what the outcome would be. I didn't really know how to feel. I know she'd been on interferon treatment and that the treatment failed. The last I heard she was living on the streets and emaciated from the infection. She would never come around me these days -- she's too ashamed of all her lies and ways, and probably thinks I don't love her anymore. These lyrics are my way of coping with these events, and talks about some of the things we shared, and memories that I have of her. I think grief -- knowing she'll be gone soon and that I won't see her, it feels.......like she's already gone, and that's evident in the words. I still do not have a title. I only just finished it within the hour. Outside, ash skies are moving I'm alone, and though it shows now You hide -- In your subtle way -- the dull pain inside of you. Visible, those tracks remain Once clean -- uncluttered, your soul.... I used to know -- Unstained by crystalline -- It doesn't matter to me We aren't thinking of you, yet...... I hear your voice, I touch the rain Moist leaves under my feet Memories of you begin to rise -- Beneath your sallow face -- You're spirit once free, -- Disguised, deep down underneath... all the lies, you know I don't believe... I wish I'd had a chance to be with you again. Summer fades, the winds are blowing Amber rays -- draping over the sky and, Peace it thrives, Shadows move across water Lightning crashes on the wake, Our fates concrete, And I believe, I'm careless and free Darkness....falls, Descending down on me now, Walking through the reeds, The salty breeze, sand beneath my feet And pain I feel, it's consuming but no one knows It can't be real...... A piece of me is gone now It's so surreal,..... The sun light settles on the ocean, This never should have happened I'm yearning, I wish I'd had a chance to be with you. Summer fades, the breeze is blowing Amber rays -- draping over the sky and, I'm alive.... Shadows move across water Lightning crashes on the wake, Our fates concrete, And I believe -- Once hopeless you're free Darkness....falls, Descending down on me now, The tide it ebbs along the coast Puddles forming, along the water The rain -- it dies These feelings subside The horizon lay along my view The clouds dispel, and I'm alone With all these thoughts of you, and I'm....... Home.