Coming Out of the Dark

Poetry

Do I need to explore this cave

where all my darkness lies?

The entrance is so slippery

Yet has appeal, a clever disguise

Are there answers inside?

Anything I need to know?

How and when did it get here

This caveat inside my soul

Why have I always kept it up

Visited it, even made it my home!

There must be a comfort

In running back to the dark

It’s easy and familiar

Tempting me not to go too far

In the light, there is work to do

Challenges to face and overcome

Relationships need mending

Emotions become burdensome

But how will change occur

If I keep running back to my cave

Convincing myself there’s treasure there

Fooling myself to stay enslaved

There’s a whole new world

Outside this cave to explore

And once my eyes adjust

I’m sure I’ll be ready for more

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6 thoughts on “Coming Out of the Dark

  1. The demons we know…, they call us with familiar recollections of the past, but we choose to forget they pierce our soul and eat us alive. The New is scary, because it’s new. However (that word we love because it says there is something exciting ahead!), I’d rather jump off the cliff holding the hand of Light than enter back into the cave that scars me and hurts my legacy. We like to think our darkness only impacts us, but our darkness seeps into and scars our future. Thank you for the reminder, Jodi. 💗

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