Today I took a journey through my mind I was determined that I would find The key to who I truly was inside But I fear that ellusive key did hide. Inside of me I searched and found Halls of memory, devoid of sound The candle of faith was my only light As I wandered in that internal night. That hallway was lined by many a door Behind which hid memories by the score Memories gathered over all my years Those doors hid both laughter and tears. Some were bolted with lock and chain I knew behind those hid great pain Those room's hid things I could not face So I had put the keys in a hidden place. Others were warped with age and care Touching them filled me with despair I knew those rooms contained the strife I had endured throughout my life. But here and there, soft light would seep Beneath the door, brightening darkness deep Touching those doors helped me to cope For behind them hid my dreams and hope. And when I had closed the door into my mind I returned to reality and myself to find The eyes in the mirror looking back at me All along had held that ellusive key. The stress that had put lines upon my face The fleeting joy that did my tears erase The pain and joys in my life that I did see Had in the end created me.