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Onderweg

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This is where I heal my hurts

Standing tall

through a  lifetime of  blows


determined

not to go down


and yet sinking deeper

with every breath


until I got so deep

I couldn’t tell

which was up or down

light or night

fight or flight


Monsters kept at bay

will not be scared away:


Pain

Fear

Anger

Sadness


are lurking from the shadows

to sneak up on you

and deliver their message


Defeating monsters 

means facing them


The only road away from them

runs right through them


So I roam the dusty roads,

travel the swamp

across wooden pathways


and find myself

between water and woods,

shadow and sunlight,

undergrowth and sky


In twitter silent

birdsong filled

solitude


I feel my pain

I fight my fears

I rage my anger

I cry my tears


and leave it all behind