Here’s to hoping that one man’s struggles can help out another I share these thoughts as my cure and to help my fellow sister or brother I sit here and let my mind go to the places where I once have been My eyes water at my humble story looking back to where I was then How can this that’s so familiar be so foreign and so wrong? It’s our weakness that the angel of darkness depends upon Herding us into the dark, unknown depths of the other side The sort of places we wouldn’t visit but there we now reside I was one of them, the folks huddled in the shadows of dark places Standing alone, but alongside those who’d rather not show their faces Thoughts, like dares from an unknown source, shattered my routine Human, my weakness, took the invite, to see places I hadn’t seen I thought the thoughts that just the month before were forbidden Then proceeded to run past the meanings of things previously hidden I ran so fast with barely a clue as to where I wanted to arrive Thanks to God somehow I made it through that time alive Somehow the sun rose each day presenting a 50/50 proposition I had zero control over the days outcome, paralyzed by every decision My rock bottom, seemed to contend each day with a point lower than then There’s only so many bottoms to hit before it’s over or you’re on the mend And so I went from day-to-day, week to week, before the pain built, To a point I could no longer stand, action forced by the weight of guilt. If you are out there, huddled in the dark, looking to the skies for your way Find God a midst the mess and the single ray of light will come if you pray It’s funny how clear this is when you think on Him for a second or two The beauty portrayed by the dark angel can make you look the fool The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, that’s true But a single thought to move in a new direction is required too You can do it, no matter where you are and how far you’ve gone God is there beside you, he’s here too, and for all of us he sent His Son. Stop. Put yourself aside for a moment. Let the false picture fade away. It will and you’ll wonder too, why it was so hard to see the gorgeous day. Just because your direction has been reversed it doesn’t ensure peace Scenes from the movie you just left will pull at you, when prayers cease It probably felt pretty easy getting to this dark land of despair But, walking with God is the fastest way of getting out of there Religion?!?! ?You may scoff. But without it; Where were you? Totally lost. I was too. And only God can figure out how much that must have cost So, kneel and pray. Put your thoughts aside as they have done no good Let the Light lead the way. It can be done. Stand where the brave have stood If you’re not sure where that place might be, look to the heavens and see Because the God that walked with me, is there for you, and will always be The journey never really ends, but the more Light you let in, the better it gets Steps that seemed so impossible now move as if powered by jets Welcome back, we missed you in the place you hid. If you don’t think so Then just ask yourself, would you direct your child in this way to go? Live each day. Enjoy. Breathe. Pray and embrace what comes each day We don’t always get it, but God does work in mysterious ways.