Saturday, 19 January 2013

I Am Me

I am me,
The girl you see
Reflected in life’s waters,
Tossed aside on stormy seas,
To sail alone in the darkness.

I am me,
The girl inside,
Trapped in the darkness
Of distant memories,
As I slowly walk
Through childhood dreams
And whispers of memories
From long ago.

I am me,
Abused, neglected
By the brutal hands
Of an uncaring man.
I called him “Dad”,
Yet he was no father of mine.

He tortured me in body,
He tortured me in mind,
Shattering my hopes and dreams
As they lay bruised and battered
Upon a stone-cold floor.

I am me,
The girl you see
Reflected in the eyes of fate,
Cast aside on a bloodless battlefield.
I am scarred,
Yet I must go on.

I am me,
Born in a city where ships were made,
Where friendships were forged
from steel and coal,
Where life is hard,
Yet we stand together,
United as one.

Life has been hard,
Yet here I stand,
Tall and proud
Against the perils
Of a darkened land.

Cup of Storms

In a land of darkness
And distant screams,
I stand alone.

Surreality surrounds me
As clouds form within my mind,
Bringing darkened images
To sleepy eyes.

Shadows form
Within my dreams,
Whispering silence
Into my soul.
Taunting me,
Teasing me,
As slowly they dance
Upon blackened hearts.

The night draws ever closer,
Yet, try as I might,
I cannot run.

I stand alone
Beneath the moon
As blackened images
Fill my mind.

Thunder rages
Through the night,
Filling my heart
With blackened dreams,
As slowly,
I drink,
From my cup of storms,
Knowing that life
Must go on.

Timeless Storms

I see leaves
Like crystal tears
From darkened eyes.

I see Autumn,
Cruel and unkind,
Weaving dark magic
Upon Summer’s light.

I see darkness
Slowly forming
In the mind
Of a troubled soul.

I see night,
Dark and foreboding,
As nightmares dance
Upon crimson hearts.

I stand alone
As timeless storms
Shatter the silence
Of distant dreams.