The Struggle

Cry on the floor if you must. Grab a pillow and sob if it helps. Let your feelings of guilt or shame anger and fear fall out of you.

 Dark struggles.
 Dark pasts.
 Dark Purposes.
 Darkness lasts.
  
 Wait until dawn
 when your soul can be cleansed.
 Forgiven.
 All the crooked made straight
 with your cancerous sins
 in remission.
  
 Cry on the floor if you must.
 Grab a pillow and sob if it helps.
 Let your feelings of guilt or shame, anger and fear
 fall out of you.
 Ask for forgiveness
 from God and beast and man
 over and over again
 Seek to save that which is lost
 including your own soul
 over and over again
  
 Until you at last learn
 to appreciate your dark struggles
 as well as your lightness and love 
 over and over and over again. 
 Fight for what is right, little one
 by resisting the urge 
 to despise yourself
 and give yourself a chance to change
 to be more of the person you want to become
 a person who loves themselves
 simply because 
 you are here.