My soul has awaken,
but I keep it hidden in the darkness.
It screams to come out to touch the light it craves and desires.
I hold it back with all the force I have within me.
I know it wants to be embraced by the light.
But the fear of it being forsaken is overwhelming.
It pleads with me, why do you torture me…
I am only trying to keep you safe from the afflictions to come.
From the pain when the light vanishes from you.
When the light abandons you…
You will be left within the shadows of the discarded, wondering in the dry lands of betrayal.
by ~ jbritt