Time Served

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, July 11, 2009

The prison kept me locked in
The walls were closing in
my faith was tested
my heart was broken

but then I saw glimmer of hope
somewhere in the dark
sparked a light
and I got to my feet

My legs wobbled, could I stay up?
My heart felt so heavy, could I take anymore heartbreak?
My mind was tired, I couldn't process another thought
but I knew there was hope

Hope for another day
Hope for another way
Hope in someone else
Hope in myself

It is my own prison
I have kept myself there
If I open the door
I will find no guard there

The chains are broken
My time is served

because I have realized
that my sentence was underserved

I step into the light
I step into freedom
I step far away from the pain
I step into my power

I realized I built that prison
Brick by brick
my labor of love and pain
and I enclosed myself in it

Maybe I felt safe there once
but now I know
the only way to see the light
is to step out of the darkness

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