Shrouded in Darkness

Personal (Hope)

I've spent my life 

living in your shadow

until darkness became a shroud.


And it swallowed me whole

like the moon eclipsing

the brightness of the sun.


You took away my shine

and dulled my spirit,

turned my heart black.


You made me feel invisible

and the world perpetuated

this belief until I disappeared.


I isolated myself because 

misery sure is inviting

when you wear it like a blanket.


Depression is warm and comfortable

when the alternative

is unfamiliar and unsettling.


I wish to be unencumbered

by these doubts and fears

and find my light again. 


So I stepped out of the darkness

and turned my cheek to the sun

and basked in it until it healed my heart. 

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