Russell G. Robison

THE DAM

I’ve spent a lifetime trying
To find out just who I am
Feeling overwhelmed inside
I tried to build a dam

But I found that my spillway
Could not handle what I know
And so my dam began to fail
With angry overflow

I’ve lived a life of never yield
To what may come for me
I learned that I could not survive
Unless I set it free

I wish I knew more words
That I could use to say it well
There is a story here inside
I don’t know how to tell

Perhaps its better left unsaid
And never should be known
Perhaps its best for everyone
That I leave it alone