Sunshine

Being awoken 

And opening my eyes

To the sunshine

Every morning

When I could only see darkness

Showed me that

There was more to me

Than my mental illness

 

It gave me a reason

To push through 

My clouded mind

And conquer 

What the day held for me

Difficult

Heartbreaking

But every day proved worth it

 

When did I last breathe 

The breath of fresh air

Left untouched 

By my poisonous mind

I couldn't say

Every day

Every awakening 

Was a new chance

 

Fear is invasive

Courage fights well

A strength within

That pries my blind eyes

Open to see

The beauty

That hides in the crevices 

Of our societal reality

  

 

 

Photo Credit: "Star Thistle"//Tumblr

This poem is about: 
Me

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