A tiny crack in my self image.
Slowly broken as others throw stones in my direction.
Finally I'm on the brink of destruction.
Standing on the ledge.
Then out of the dark arms surround me
and pull me back in.
They pull me out of my dark depression
Into the light.
You begin work to repair my broken image.
Carefully piecing me back together.
Makeing me again what you wanted me to be
Sometimes it hurts to have the grime washed away.
Finally youve fixed it well enough to see
part of the plans you have in store for me.
But my life starts taking a beating once again.
And soon cracks start to reappear.
You use the light and love that surrounds me
to keep me from that dark cliff.
Ready, wishing for death.
I pull towards it
You desperately cling to me
tears of love streaming down
whispering shouts of affection
"Dont go there please. I love you too much"
I struggle against the one who loves me always.
Wanting my own path, my own way
But your holding me too close
for me to get the darkness I desire
Soon I succumb To your tight embrace
And allow you to begin repairs again
Again the darkness hurls stones in my direction
hoping to see me shatter
They whisper to me saying, "come here"
I run from you and you hold out your arm
You run to shield me from the darkness
holding up your defence against the boulders
"How foolish am I?" I think as you take my beating.
I watch them hurt you and make you bleed.
"How could I do this to the one who loves me,
Who loves me fully and unconditionally?"
Finally all seems lost as you fall.
The darkness looks at me hungrily.
One last stone would end it.
One last stone to your body.
Suddenly a bright light shines from your person.
The darkness recedes.
And you stand.
You take my hand.
And all my breaks are healed.
The darkness has gone.
It is no longer there to taunt me, or tempt me.
And I willingly am accepted
Into your arms.
You fold them around me.
Glad its over.
We cling to eachother
Crying tears of relief.
Then we stand
and walk away