Our world, separated by darkness and light,
Roughly advances, more difficult to fight;
People will struggle in order to thrive,
Though many just struggle to stay alive;
Fear and insecurity lurk in the night.
If not overcome, fears will not fade,
Forever trapped inside a mind’s cave;
For many years, this I refused,
The more I ignored, the more I felt used;
My body was numb and my vision had greyed.
I felt beaten to the point of fighting back,
My glass shield had been enough cracked;
I spoke out and got some help,
I knew I needed to repair myself;
Self-worth was what I utterly lacked.
I cut my hands on shards of glass,
Piecing back together my mask;
My reflection was what had shattered,
My self image was thus left tattered;
But talk therapy helped this hatred pass.
The sun had not shone in so long,
But once it returned, I was finally strong;
I realized that I had a purpose,
When prior to I felt so worthless;
I faced the fears that dragged me along.