The world could see me now,
Just as I am,
I was not afraid to say ‘This is me.’
I loved who I had become and who I realized I had always been.
Too many years were spent hiding,
Behind a wall of doubt,
Absorbing the cruel barbs that were thrown out in judgement.
And I allowed those words into my fragile heart,
Let them settle, fester and burn.
Forgiveness whispered softly to let love in,
That moment of reckoning when you look in the mirror,
And see your own reflection, your own truth,
I opened the flood gates then,
And in truth, it was not the words of others that had done the most damage,
But rather my own.
The head a harsh taskmaster on a bruised ego,
The heart opened saying ‘Let go.’
And for love I did.
Now joy is mine, no more a dream,
As I surrender to the light.