Being awoken 

And opening my eyes

To the sunshine

Every morning

When I could only see darkness

Showed me that

There was more to me

Than my mental illness


It gave me a reason

To push through 

My clouded mind

And conquer 

What the day held for me



But every day proved worth it


When did I last breathe 

The breath of fresh air

Left untouched 

By my poisonous mind

I couldn't say

Every day

Every awakening 

Was a new chance


Fear is invasive

Courage fights well

A strength within

That pries my blind eyes

Open to see

The beauty

That hides in the crevices 

Of our societal reality




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