You ruled my past.
Like a merciless monster you
came to me in many forms.
Depression, ignorance, false doctrine,
thoughts of suicide, foreboding clouds, betrayal,
self-loathing and feelings of doom, just
to name a few. You sought to encompass my heart
in a cocoon of hopelessness in a manner so sinister,
conniving, oppressive and strangling. So near you were
to me that your icy cold breath felt like heavy
chains around my neck.
Helpless was I to penetrate your tangible shadows
until one day I found
The Light that could!
That Light now lives in me, glows through me
reigns in me. I still fight you, my enemy, but
it is no longer in my strength alone, and I want you
to know that even in my toughest days,
although it may feel like my flame is dim,
darkness can never extinguish
even the tiniest light!