Shadows


There is a shadow in your heart
It lingers faintly where you're scarred
Transforms your hope into despair
Makes you relive all your nightmares

There is a shadow in your mind
It dwells in thoughts that paralyze
Twists your ambition into fear
Makes you content to settle here

There is a shadow in your spine
That freezes you in desperate times
When you stand tall for your beliefs
You find no strength, you've grown too weak

There is a shadow in your soul
It seizes you and won't let go
Drowns you in grief and shackled rage
Ensnares you in a self-wrought cage

But you are illuminated-
Bright and blazing, inside
Your glow grows faded
As the shadows cast over your life

And they cloak the power in your mind
It's veiled in shade, where light can't shine
This phantom power to decide

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