Updated: Mar 27, 2021
I saw a light, beautiful and bright
I saw a light, holding back the cold darkness of night
It was powerful and bold, from it a great story was told
It was more than I ever knew, it was more because it was true.
Yet, when I gazed at this light, I knew only fear
For part of me dreaded to get too near.
I could only behold its beauty ever so longingly
A beauty that could set me free
Many times did I begin my approach, yet to its borders, I could not encroach
Many times had I dreamed of what could be, to have more than longing and be truly be free
Yet, within the darkness fear hovers ever near, it claims truth can never be so clear.
Yet, with the darkness it whispers day and night, ‘give up, this is not your fight.’
It’s not what you think, nor is it true
It’s not what you think, there’s nothing there for you
Darkness is your shield from that light’s searing rays
Darkness is your shield from its strange ways
There is no truth other than what you see
There is no truth apart from me
Let them who seek such a bright, ugly, thing fall to the ruin it will bring
Let them who seek believe the lie, let them in their illusion die
If they cared so much, then wouldn’t they have brought you too?
If they cared so much, why didn’t they call out to you?
No, that thing is not where you belong
No, do not even listen to its alluring song.
You are not like them, nor will you ever be
You are already home, within the dark, comforted by me.