Waiting

I’ve been waiting for you to come save me

to take me from this wicked reality

but I finally realized that you already have

 

I don’t have to stay here

these shackles are no longer mine

for you have brought freedom directly to me

You’ve redeemed me

heart and soul

 

I’ve been captive

for so long

I don’t remember what freedom means

 

How do I step past these shackles

leave this cell in a dungeon

I’ve seemingly known forever

 

So, I stand here like an imbecile

completely free but still waiting

to be saved

 

I wait and plead

for you to lead, to take me from this labyrinth

of desolation and pain

from this dwelling of hopelessness

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Fortress

Prison...♪♫

Sometimes my fortress of solitude

seems more like a prison.

Where heavy burdens are laid,

upon this ever weakening frame.

I stagger and begin to crumple

under this new weight.

Struggling to not be overcome

I eventually find myself standing erect,

once again.

This fortress may be my prison,

but every time it breaks me

it strengthens in the same moment.

Is it a prison?

Or my place of freedom?