Bakersfield College
United States

I try hiding from the darkness

that your memories hold,

later I embrace it

for it's the reason why I am strong.


I try running from the pain

caused by my own shed blood,

but then I reach for it,

because it shows I've been on my own.


I try running from my demons,

thinking that when they are gone

I will be the innocent child

I was once before.


I keep hiding from my fears

in hope that they disappear

so that my nightmares 

would be forever gone......


I keep burning in my weakness 

so that from the ashes I could be reborn.



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