Shadows Cast

Stepping away from the shadows
Leaving behind those dirt caked shoes
Peeling off the well worn T-shirt
Those pants someone else can use
Freeing my self from all you've tainted
Throwing back my head in delight
Running free from all deviation
I have come into the light

So long has your shadow swayed me
Holding fast to your terse displays
Yearning to understand what moves you
While praying to be replaced
Feeling those fingers dig in firmly
Leaving tender bruised in my flesh
Scaring this once holy vessel
With your spoiled and stagnant trash

Standing up to be knocked over
By the very hand that holds
Climbing higher in this dungeon
Just to reach the pitied hole
Do you see what I have chosen
Can my words still reach you now
Will there be someday another
For your shadow to devour

So hence forth I choose my battles
Fighting for what I deem is right
No more shadows cast once over
No protection from darkest night
I'll light my candle and hold it steady
Let the flame burn true and bright
It will keep me long and stable
With its warming might
And if any others gather
Round the fire that I light
I will show them with conviction
The kindling their faith ignite

Stepping away from the shadows
Leaving behind those dirt caked shoes
Peeling off the well worn T-shirts
Those pants someone else may use
Freeing my self from all you've tainted
Throwing back my head in delight
Running free from all deviation
I have conquered my worst plight