Chains

So many secrets,
a plethora of pain--
crying in the darkness
reliving that moment.

A tear slips out
unwillingly, unknowingly.
Cryptic message of the heart
burns into my soul.

Bargain of the devil,
my life begins to fade.
Valley of the angel hosts
a sprinkle of rain.

Shadow of the dawn
falls upon the petal-
flower of longing,
fragrance of laughter.

Sunrise of hope,
sunset of despair,
a freckle of dew,
a flutter of wings.

Delicate ray of light
in the final days
when the end arrives
finally, I will be free.