Walls Inside

Great Landscape with tree

In this life, the walls created
Promise to provide shelter,
Protection from the greatest storms,
The wildest, rockiest intrusions man can concoct

And they do—
Shuttered up tightly, my walls guarded me
Each day and night so that nothing unwanted
Or unpleasant was granted willing entrance
This didn’t stop the storms from rattling at the doors
And breaking out the glass,
Ripping from the roof and foundation fragments of debris,
And still, I all but disappeared behind my fortress

And the voices, pleasant and gentle, whispered,
“Let me in”
Promising joy and thrills not found in safe places

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This is the Day

Tree heart in ocean

This is the day it all changes
The day you take your life
In your own hands, throw off
The connections that have
Held you back, this is the day
You open your heart to love

Crack open all the forbidden places,
Protected by fortresses of dust,
Locked away after the hurt
That could not be tolerated, the pain
That sealed the final lock and consumed
The key, this is the day that you swim

Into the belly of the great fish, find the way
Of salvation and go shaking into the depths
To release your soul, no longer a prisoner
Of your own making

The wind may howl, wild and raging storms
May attempt to block your path,
But the fallen branches
In your way, the uprooted trees that shake
Your foundation are no match for you,

Your heart is strong and your whole life
Has brought you to this moment

This is the day.

©SpiritLed 2015