Darkness that resides inside me,
Compels and fights with who I choose to be.
Silent screams with rhythms of their own,
Deep down inside me, that’s all I have ever known.
My mouth stitched, and hands tied,
Who am I? I can’t decide.
Pain and sorrow grip my heart,
Horrid memories are what I thwart.
A glimmer of hope is all I need,
To rise from the dust and never bleed.
Hiding scars behind my smile,
But forgetting my past will take me awhile.