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I’ve lost count of the days,
The rise and fall of the sun’s rays,
Light and dark become one,
As day ends, a night has begun.
I count the cracks on the floor,
Some never noticed before,
Watch the shadows cascade on the wall,
Praying someone will hear my call.
I hear footsteps coming towards me,
And wonder who can it be,
Will they determine my fate?
Or have come to open the gate?
I hear keys fumble in the lock,
A saviour? Or one sent to mock,
A gentle push, then they retreat
Into a darkness complete.
It’s silent, no-one is hiding,
The sunlight ribbon is widening,
Another day due to begin,
Am I released from my sin?
What lies beyond is unknown,
Is the way forward about to be shown?
I step through, feel the sun on my face,
Must not dawdle, I quicken my pace,
The gate has been opened for me,
Let us see what my future may be.