The Light

The light flickers, and I panic.
It comes back to life and my heart is at ease.
It seems to be dimmer than before.
I fear that everything may be lost
If I don’t follow it.
Yet, I hesitate.
I decide to sprint toward it.
With every step I take,
The flickers instensify, and so does the beat of my heart.
I can sense the warmth from the light.
A change of atmosphere is felt as I get closer to it.
It is an arm’s length away now.

I see a light in the distance. 

And, like a beacon,

It calls me.

It promises a better life,

A life of ease,

A clear future,

A clear path,

Laid out before my eyes.

So I take a step toward it.
The light flickers, and I panic.

It comes back to life and my heart is at ease.

It seems to be dimmer than before.

I fear that everything may be lost

If I don’t follow it.

Yet, I hesitate.

I decide to sprint toward it.

With every step I take, 

The flickers instensify, and so does the beat of my heart.

I can sense the warmth from the light.

A change of atmosphere is felt as I get closer to it.

It is an arm’s length away now. 
My arm stretches toward it.

I hold my breath as my fingers close in on it,

And everything darkens around me. 

The light diminishes, till nothing is left.

Reality comes back to me,

However, I feel like something has been taken away from me.

I take a breath to let it all sink in,

And I fall down to my knees.

A burden has just been dropped onto my shoulders. 

Words

Never has it dawned on me,
How a single word could change the course of someone’s life,
Either for better, or for worse.

Never has it dawned on me,

How a single word could change the course of someone’s life,

Either for better, or for worse. 

One word could enrapture a person,

Or, it could make their world come crashing down.
One word.

That’s all it takes to ruin someone. 

One word. 

That’s all it takes to fix someone. 

One word.

That’s all it takes to unshackle a mind,

Whose manacles seek to destroy it.

One word.

That’s all it takes to bind a soul,

Which is soaring through life.
Choose the words you speak,

You could make,

Or, break someone.