Memories float through like dark clouds,
Villains of the night.
I used to run from them,
Could never escape, never face the fears.
But something's changed.
I am no longer weak,
No longer defenseless.
For I have, for I am, the greatest weapon of all.
Armed with words, I shall rise,
And nothing will ever extinguish my flame again.
-Inspired by the poems of Amanda Lovelace