Fall And Then You Rise

I have been standing still in my life.

Blaming and resisting seemed like the key.

Build a wall.

Protect my wounds.

It was dark and only a small glow came from within.

I started peeling the layers of pain.

More and more to where I stood naked, alone and bare.

“This is who I am” I whispered.

Vulnerable. Afraid. Fear.

There was nothing. The world kept moving in its slow rotational pattern.

“This is me” My voice quivered but was stronger.

More was released from me. Shame. Thinking I was not enough.

I looked at all my worst mistakes and I forgave myself.

I opened my hand to reveal I’ve always held the key.

“This is who I am!!” I shouted.

Freedom. Forward.

Sonnet

Dear child, hear my wise voice so loud and clear

Don’t fret teenagers of the trials of school

Be true! Let no one try to create new fear

Rise above and know who you are. Be cool

 

If it is freedom you want then grab hold

The web of lies and labels you must fight

Where? You ask. It is within your soul, be bold

There is a fire there, so pure in light

 

In troubling times, darkness falls on you

But, your soul will shine even brighter then

Many will attempt to make you be blue

Trust the universe, you can’t comprehend

 

One day you’ll graduate, you will feel free

Spread your wings dear one. It’s safe. Believe me.