I hope you let me be your light this time — I promise only once.
Only once, I want to lift your spirits
Bring you back to life with the setting sun
He sleeps, but as night falls, she is awaken
The moon dances light on your face, only once.
Only once, take my hand and let me carry you
I am not weak, but a resilient force to take you back —
To a time when you felt safe and sound
And I will travel time for you, only once.
Only once, do I dare touch your hair
Push it back on your face and wipe your tears
There is no room for fear here
You will love me this time, even if it’s only once.
Out of her mouth she whispers words only for her to hear.
She whispers, soft at first
As the night chill enters her room
She grows louder
A semi-silent flight.
Sailing through time, bottled up
No longer able to hold back
It is her captivating smile
Bringing her might.
Never again will she be tied down
Drowning in gold and silver
Liquid to the touch
But so solid she can’t escape.
Her mind is her fortress
Asking for help from mothers before her
Carrying herself to freedom
Her life is her own to create.
My new self sings to my old self and my spirit lifts with me.
Her voice lifts
The sound of her singing echos
She stands tall
And carries herself through the pain.
She forgets her troubles
She is sane.
It may be small
A fleeting moment
But with me
I have my old self.
And her voice carries out the tune
Of old and new memories
She is not forgotten
She is with me —
I am my own muse.