Without a doubt

The time has come to embrace

The unbearable truth

In all of its entirety


Right now, drowning in a maelstrom of mistakes

I can't seem to reach out for your hand


If only I hadn't fallen

Tripping over a single smile

Somehow the thoughts had escaped me

The pieces of a shatter dream gone


Lost in lonely abandonment, the tides flow on

So much for the horizon that lies beyond

The fading dusk aches with forsaken hope

This time around, I had to fight to reach shore


Without a doubt

I had to find the strength

The courage to stand back up again

Now, continue to walk the path before me


Holding out arms to capture

Both love and pain

Embraced in all of its entirety

Within the deepest grasp of my heart


August 14, 2005