and when the sun sets and the shadows emerge
from that dark hell of sadness and misery
crowding the fiery heart and blowing out its flame with a breath from putrid lips
Hope will whisper her seductive message of inspiration
tickling your ear with the sound of ringing bells.
in your hand she will place a spark, shining bright against against the Stygian sky
a tiny golden drop from the rays of Faith, the last in this bleak world.
and you will blow--
you will feed it with oxygen, and breathe into it life and coax it into a flame
you will raise it high and light the sky with raging red tongues of fire
licking up the shadows and spitting them back into hell.
and Hope will look you in the eye and smile
"the sun is risen again."
I made some very small edits to this. Thank you to Delia Rune for reviewing this piece!!
Look--I tried. This is REALLY out of my comfort zone, I tend to write about darkness and tears and all, but sometimes, we need to change things up a bit, and provide a bit of inspiration.
To anyone reading this: look. You will have some days when you feel down. I know I have a lot of them. And people like me can try to tell you that you have every right to happiness, and that you are an amazing person. You are, and so, so, so much more! But in the end, it isn't any of us who helped you to happiness. It's you. You picked yourself up. You got back up again. And you should be proud of that. Because that takes a lot of courage.
Lol I am obviously very bad at this motivational speaking (writing) thing. I'm sorry if this makes no sense. Just know that you are never alone--even when it feels like there is absolutely no one in the world going through what you're going through. There are so many people (including me) who care. Love you all!