Poem: Alive!

You’ve held me down for far too long

Kept me from dancing and singing song

And I in weakness just went along

Until the man I was and loved was gone


Then I awoke and wondered where I was

How I became more passive than a dove

So I prayed and looked for signs from above

And I thirsted like never before for love


I asked you about my chains; how they got there

Begged you for help, for your tender care

But you attacked me like an angry bloodthirsty bear

I wanted to run away, to go anywhere


Complicated were my binds and deep my wounds

How badly I had weakened over many moons

Yet I refused to remain in darkness; gloom

And took my first step away from doom


With Arrows loosed and spells called behind me

I stood and refused to bend my knee

Because for the first time in a while I could see

And I’ll no longer live afraid in captivity


I’m going to gather my strength and pride

Rediscover the parts of me that died

No longer will I sit in darkness and hide

I’m going to run and sing and be alive

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