Darkness lies before me
Down the steps to my inner self.
Each step a hurdle, each hurdle a challenge
Each challenge an accomplishment, each accomplishment a new power.
But with each step my path grows darker
And soon it is so dark I cannot see the steps I’m about to take.
Fear freezes me
I cannot move forward.
The fear wants me to go back-I cannot trust the darkness.
I look back into the light and see all my accomplishments
They rest on the steps of my past,
Should I face my fear and travel into the dark unknown?
The dark can be painful and lonely
But what lies past the darkness?
I close my eyes
A feeling of peace encompasses my being, as I accept the truth
I need to face the darkness, step into it, and conquer
No matter the pain
No matter the fear,
I am bigger than this, I will overcome.
I shout down the dark steps as my foot moves forward.
“I am no longer a slave to the dark”
“I will face the dark unknown.” I throw the words out, letting go.
I watch as my words float around me
Like orbs of light powered by courage
Illuminating the darkness.
I can move forward closer to the end.
A new power gained.
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