In the distance, I can see,
Those whose lives are completely free.
The chains that bind me threaten to kill,
My strength is diminishing and I can’t stand still.
I’m trying not to sink but it’s pulling me down,
Voices constantly haunt me,
And blackness is all around.
I can’t get past the anger, self-doubt, and mistakes.
Distortion has taken over,
Convincing me to believe,
I am not worth anything.
Tired and lonely,
Hating myself more all the time.
Help me beat this raging war inside.
I hear people say,
Don’t give up so easily.
Tomorrow is coming,
And it will pass.
Hold on for now,
Help is coming fast.
The life preserver is cast,
And floats right before me.
Do I reach a hold and go to shore?
Or do I sink and let it all go?
I’ve convinced myself this world is okay without me.
But deep in my heart, I know it’s not true.
For there are those who depend on me,
Who anchor my feet so willing to fly.
I can make it through this darkness,
One step at a time.
Help me see I am okay,
Take this sadness, take this pain,
Tear it away from me so I can start anew.
Help me see and realize what is true.
Calm and peaceful I can be,
When sleep and calm thoughts are at my side.
Tomorrow’s another day,
There is light on the other side.
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**I am not a licensed counselor nor a medical doctor and the views on this website are solely mine. **
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