By day I walk with head held high,
Mostly the Night would pass me by,
Leave me alone and not to dwell
On Life before, my Living Hell.
Each day I wake, am grateful for
The man alongside, whom I adore,
The one who saved me from my pain,
Gave me a reason to trust again.
For months all’s well, I’m happy and gay
Then a Night comes and strips it all away,
Pulling me back to days long gone,
To self-doubt, loss and an empty home.
A time when darkness stayed with me,
Private demons wouldn’t let me free,
Then things just burst, I could take no more,
And I curled up tightly on the floor.
Months of pills and careful watch,
People avoided me, afraid to catch
Whatever it was that ailed me so,
Not knowing the taunts that wouldn’t let go.
I rose above it, and turned it round,
Determined to learn, not go to ground,
Raised my head, and proudly stood tall,
Knocking down that belittling wall.
Friends I never knew I had
Stood by me, protecting me from The Bad,
Helped me overcome my fears,
Comforted in times of endless tears.
I know The Night will always remind
Me of the life left far behind,
But that was Then, a different Me,
The remnants of someone I used to be.
The past has made me who I am today,
I’d honestly have it no other way,
Out of the darkness shines Love’s Light,
My guide to pull me back from The Night.