Whole life dark
Whole life empty
Whole life ostracised; pushed to the side.
Ignored, silenced, shut up, shut out.
Loud, and louder still, “Mercy”
He hears me.
And light streams, shapes dance, colours burst
as shadows fall around,
And life streams, hopes dance, futures burst
as failure. Disappointment. Rejection. Isolation. Hate. Poverty. Pain. And darkness fall around.
Whole life bright
Whole life full
Whole life magnified; with him at my side.