Forced to move beyond this place
Broken by life’s artful play
Avoiding what I’m asked to face
Though life won’t let it sit that way.
Everything arising gets pushed aside
Matters exploding settle down
Running out of places to hide
Forced to smile through the frown.
Slowing gritting the pains in time
Shifting about in discomfort
Buried below layers of grime
Afraid to come up short.
Getting tired of this game
Exhausted by the grueling drill
Everything remaining the same
Every ride losing its thrill
At the point where hope fades
When the light finally dims
That is when the truth invades
The waters of which I skim
Diving deep into the loneliness
Lost without a trace of step
Scared to death I must confess
Treading where my strength crept
Darkness all around no sight
Not even Earth below my feet
Nothing in my heart to fight
So far from being complete
The darkness followed everywhere
Lurking around every step I took
All that was once so fair
had a shadow with every look.
The truth is never what we want
Or we would embrace it always
desires leave truth left to haunt
avoiding what reality conveys.
When we run darkness finds us
When we hide we bring down fear
Interrupting causes such fuss
When truth is always crystal clear.
To stand before the light
Letting it in with open heart
Provides us with everlasting insight
Through the dark course we chart.
No path is easy all entail
Illusions trance and tainted spell
We fear to tread in fear to fail
We never will when life’s lived well.
Set off into the wanderlust of life
Never dissuaded by the dark night
Words cut through like sharpened knife
Life was made for hearts to fight.