Breaking Chains

01-31-15

You know they've always chained me

To whom they want me to be.

I think of all the days I've spent

Sitting in the dark, unable to vent

All because I'm "not good enough" to walk free.

So just leave me here to die;

Take my wings, I can't even fly.

I'm just a poor, lost sinner.

I'll never be a winner.

I can never be the real me, so why try?

I'd want nothing more

Than to break this cage and soar,

But I know things don't work that way.

Here I stay,

Wishing I had a stronger core.

I stare out my window tonight,

Trying to sleep well and tight.

I dream of the sea

While wishing for a better me;

Wishing that they'd understand my plight.

~o0o~

It's time to break away.

I'm leaving my Hell today.

I won't back down again.

I won't break this time; I'll only bend.

I'm not letting my dreams fade!

I walk out with my head held high.

I stand tall even if unable to fly.

They have no more power here.

They bring me no more fear.

I've let the old me die.

~o0o~

For many years, there was rage;

I just couldn't leave that page.

I couldn't let the ghosts

Leave their haunting posts.

However, now I've grown with my age.

I never truly wanted to hurt them.

I just couldn't stand at the brim

Of the abyss anymore.

I never really wanted this war.

I never wanted our stars to dim.

~o0o~

I've gotten my wings back

And my life is intact.

Still… I've lost more than you know;

My eyes don't have such a bright glow,

But I guess I can handle that.

I'll always see the stars raining down

And smashing on the ground.

But the war's been won,

Even if you're gone.

I'm stronger for it now.