onsdag, oktober 18, 2006

The Valley of the Dolls

You've got to climb the top of Mount Everest
to reach the Valley of the Dolls
It's a brutal climb to reach that peak
which so few have seen.
You never knew what was really up there,
but the last thing you expected to find
was the Valley of the Dolls.
You stand there, waiting for
the rush to exhilaration
you thought you'd feel-but
it doesn't come
You're too far away to hear the applause
and take your bows.
And there's no place left to climb.
You're alone, and
the feeling of loneliness is overpowering.
The air is so thin you can searcely breathe.
You've made it - and the world says
you're a hero
But it was more fun at the bottom
when you started
with nothing more than hope and
the dream of fulfillment.
All you saw was the top of that mountain-
there was no one to tell you
about the Valley of the Dolls.
But it's different
when you reach the summit.
The elements have left you battered
deafened, sightless - and too weary
to enjoy your victory