Grace will rebuild.
The armor slipped
so effortlessly into place;
a second skin she reveled in,
she conquered in.
And some mornings,
Weary from its weight,
Burdened by the lies,
for someone to strip clean,
take it from her,
so her skin,
the fire within….
I am afraid of falling,
And I am afraid of the standing still.
I am afraid of staying numb forever,
Unmoved and frozen in worn out armor,
And I am afraid of the exposure,
Of catching fire under a blinding sun.
I am afraid the roots of loneliness
Have grown too far-reaching,
Too deep to be torn to the surface,
And I am afraid my love
is a storm tossed ship lost at sea.
I am afraid these broken pieces
Left behind from so many sorrows,
Are too sharp for innocent mortals,
And I am afraid I don’t quite recognize myself
When whole and happy.
I am afraid of all that’s hidden inside me…
The passion, the hate, the wild wind,
The sorrow, the overwhelming joy,
The untapped ocean depth,
And I am afraid it can no longer stay contained.
I am afraid…
And I am choosing to be brave.
Fan the flames.
Watch it burn….
That girl you used to be.
The weakness soaked in excuses.
The regrets that have paralyzed.
The fear you’ve danced with too long.
The demons that wrestle against your resolve.
The bridges that keep you shackled,
To a place that no longer knows your name.
Light the match.
Fan the flames.
Watch it burn.
Let loose by fear,
Had always been a battle axe,
Fashioned to frighten away,
Bent towards annihilation.
They tore down,
More often her own.
She had always been destruction for the things she wanted most.
Until one came…
who could finally withstand