The most difficult part is in the undressing,
naked and nowhere to hide.
And through it all
I held my head up.
Not out of arrogance
but in penance
for if I was made to be guilty,
then I must take the shame in full.
Dead man walking…
But then I came to life!
Like the phoenix,
This life is a tapestry
each living soul a separate masterpiece.
Some are strung
with yarns of bitterness
and little solace,
string after string
of confident bliss.
but to the fire, all is the same.
And yet I see myself as more than victorious
for I believe in the life everlasting,
And if I sleep I shall not sleep for long.
On this night.
I will call upon The Name,
His majesty, and Her wisdom,
for the night is being redeemed as I speak
and the North star is guiding me home.
In the day I will rise
but in the night I will hope.