There are things you ought to know, dear reader:
Wherever you are, you ought to know
I trust you with my life, my heart, my hope;
I trust you with my story, for untold
it refuses to remain.
I must admit, despite this, that I tremble at such words,
but I feel it's the only way for my voice to be heard,
and that is critical to me, as you must have inferred,
for there is joy in pain.
I know not the impact my words will have on you,
but understand that everything I write is something true,
and with each word I give you, I will learn something new.
That's all I wish to gain.
~ H. M. Eccher