You’re scared of good things happening

because they always get ripped from you

and you have a devil in your ear telling you

you don’t deserve it. Remind me to kiss the woman

who brought you into this world with deaf ears.

 

The lack of security in your heart

keeps your mind on guard for the graveyard shift.

You’ve seen an unkind world close up, right in your own kitchen.

But even the most beautiful flowers are planted in dark soil

so please close your eyes and sleep tonight.

 

There are millions of soldiers who have lost your battle

and still you stand, chest cracked open and bleeding.

You raise your voice for the ones fallen before you

combating the Demons screaming for your surrender.

You silence them with your strength, even with wounds still tender.

 

-November 2016

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