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When The Darkness Settles

When the darkness settles

And everything goes silent.

That is when the thoughts run rampant

Flashbacks of the past

Lord, how long will this one last?

Thinking about what I’ve been through

Now knowing that it was all due to you

Stronger now I’ve been set free

From all the lies I once believed

No longer your prisoner nor your slave

I never thought I’d see this day.

The day where I would experience freedom

Where I finally got to spread my wings

Raise my voice in triumph

Walking with my head held high

Never have I felt so alive

Oh how far I have come

From where I once was

How far I have come

From that birds cage.

Never will my heart be stomped

Never will my voice be hushed

Never will my identity be taken.

A strong woman I am

A stronger woman I shall be

When the darkness settles.

A force to be reckoned with.

An unstoppable force for the lost.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

My experience has set my soul on fire.

No longer ashamed of my past,

but rather empowered to inspire.

When the darkness settles

and the light shines through.

My mind has finally been silenced.

Silenced from the pain.

Silenced from self blame.

Silenced from the anger of things I cannot change.

Now that the darkness has settled I can finally breathe.

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