Is it worth the risk of letting go
Of pain until you do not know
What joy is, or what it can be -
Bondage; the price of being free.
Oh tell me, please, is joy worth pain?
Is a moment's sunshine worth years of rain?
Or is grey preferred to black or white
No reason to smile; no need to fight
When nothing can be worth your time
Do you throw it away and fall behind?
Oh knowledge, curse me, teach me joy
Or leave me now, an inanimate toy.
But tell me, first, before you go
The one thing that I long to know;
Is it worth it to be free from Hell
If you are cast from Heaven as well?