Coming of the Dawn


I know the voices 

you heard in your head 

all too well.


Your mind spins 

like a tornado,

funneling dark thoughts.


The fear can consume,

can bring you to your knees

where you can barely breathe.


It paralyzes you,

leaves you motionless

and at the same time restless.


But I wish you had the strength

to fight another day,

to see the next sunrise.


Because there was an end 

to your suffering,

and not at the end of a rope.


There was hope to be found;

darkness cowers in the face

of the coming of the dawn.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Crawling" by Linkin Park

Dedicated to Chester Bennington

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