The road I want to know | poem

All the places that I’ve been before,
Have taught me pain and nothing more;
Still, I stand.

Life has tried and tried some more
To twist my mind and rot my core;
Still, I see the light.

I learned to let the darkness be my home
While I roamed through the streets alone,
Helpless and cold…

And so I carved my eyes under the moonlight
In order to see through the thickest clouds,
To find the light in the smallest cracks,
Whether they be on my heart or on the world’s.

I tried to be a good soul and behave,
Put on fancy shoes and go down the path
Which I’ve been told’s where I belong,
Doing anything else would just be wrong.

Oh, but I have been down the safest road
Which to my surprise was filled with traps
And thorns that are thriving in my sides
Along with tears I can’t control.

I have seen enough of hell
And all its vibrant colours.
I have had enough of living a life
That makes getting out of bed
Rhyme with death.

I gave it time I won’t get back,
It nearly burned my dreams to a cinder
And put my soul through a mincer;
So now I run away and cover my tracks.

I refuse to ever set foot in a place
That requires me to abandon myself.
I am back on my feet, ready to embrace
The fire in me and salvage my health.

So what if this road is paved with pain too,
I will gladly scatter my heart along its course,
The only road I’ve ever longed to know
To be way worth the endless sorrow.

At least my soul will bloom
Before it returns to the moon.

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