The Thing about Self-Reliance



innocence is taken 

A worldview now changed 

Conflict we create 

Conflict we sustain

There are no shadows in the darkness 

They only appear in the spotlight 

Memories go undisturbed 

If they remain out of our sight

We blindfold ourselves 

The hard truths that we have forgotten 

This doesn’t take the sting away

Out of the misbegotten

I need your support

I can’t see the light anymore

I’m surrounded by this darkness 

Can’t find my way to the door

The thing about self-reliance

We sometimes lose our way

The solace we seek is hidden

Beneath the pain in our decay

We hide this from those around us

Family, friends, and our workmates

Only to endure this suffering

A dark force within that resonates

The awakening to tip the scale

Can always be found in this daze

Allow yourself to be in the present

The past is but a fog and a haze

The choice becomes right before us

With every breath and every step we take

Walk in the light of our knowing

That this path is ours to make
DCG