I am powerless, this pain
not mine, yet it’s felt
just the same

it’s icy grip determined
to maim, inflict shame,
a cruel game

looking on, as he’s the pawn,
I, no moves to claim,
fans the flame

he powerless, stripped of name,
just feeling, no face,
brittle frame

hoping one day to reclaim,
not broken, yet not
quite the same

-image via tinybuddha.com