It hit me like a hurricane
I'd made it further than I'd ever thought I'd make
I had bruises that would never fade away
Why was I suddenly out of breath?
Why did I suddenly fear death?
I wanted the world
Wanted more than I could ever have
Happiness that I could never seem to grasp
I ran toward the light,
thinking it would warm the cold night
But the closer I got,
the bigger grew the shadow.
I ran to get away
from a place where I'd once wanted to stay.
No matter how much I ran,
the darkness never left,
the light only grew brighter.
But I didn't give up,
I was a fighter.
So I ran.
Refusing to give in to the darkness,
refusing to be swallowed by the light,
© 2021 Leisha R