Trapped in my mind.
I stayed.
Sitting right in front of you.
Though you speak to me,
I cannot hear.
Though I look at you,
I cannot see.
Trapped in my mind.
I’m going back to my memories,
when I felt happy.
Then I knew she was
safe, she was with me.
And you grab my arms,
but I do not feel it.
I don’t feel anything from the dreams,
which I still live in and
I would like them back.
When I felt happy.
And you shout to me,
but all I can hear
is her laugh.
And I know.
Now I know for sure that,
that I lost everything.

© W. Donovan


I left the wrong house
I turned to the wrong street
I took the wrong path
I went to the wrong library
And on a page of the wrong book
I wrote the right words.

They wanted to change my life
I ignored it
Now I don’t know where to go.

© W. Donovan


Ballet shoes

Wake up from your dreams and put on your shoes.
Start living the life you’ve got.
Don’t start the adventure to nowhere.
The next morning must be very real.
Forget about death and eat breakfast with me.
Leave it behind the door of oblivion.

Feel what you need now.
sing what is in your heart.
Dance in the rain with your dreams.
Feel like a butterfly, free.


What if I’ve lost my life?
Wasted all opportunities?
Slept all chances away?
And let everything to miss me out?
Forgive me if I cannot.
But one thought keeps tormenting me.

I will not tell you that I love you.
I will not dance in the rain.
I will not sing, I cannot.

I think I should go home now.

© W. Donovan


I’ve had enough
that I feel pain
that I feel it all the time.
I’ve had enough.
I’ve had enough
I cannot reach
I cannot have it.
I’ve had enough.
Walking with my eyes closed
Talking to my head
Writing dots on a piece of paper
Existing without a soul
I’ve had enough.
Because my love for you hasn’t passed away
And the waves are at my fingertips
Only from behind bars it’s hard to touch them
I’ve had enough.

© W. Donovan