If only for a slight glimmer of a moment,
I was encompassed by a thought;
A horrible, swarming, faceless devil of a thought
that screamed empty truths and scorched my soft skin.
I thought that
what you think of me
Is the truth.
That I have something to prove.
That my every move is being watched
And if I leap to the wrong stone,
I will Drown before all who once knew and believed in me.
But my memory saves me
and sends a whispering throughout every inch of my skin.
It gently reminds me that I have
My heart has pounded and my lungs have almost given out,
But I have gone against the current,
I have smiled through it,
I have cried through it,
And escaped from it without a trace of doubt or pain.
So, if you ever feel lost at sea or as though others control
The Tempest of your life,
Stand tall and be humbled by the power that you yourself possess.
Sometimes others may create howling, icy winds
Or what may seem like inescapable whirlpools,
But you are a master explorer.
Only you have the map to your journey,
No On Else.