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It was perfect timing.
Just when I thought my ship would crash against the rocks, the lighthouse on my left lit up the space between us.
Light flew through the sea & there was not a fish nor man left in the dark.
And so for a moment there the truth was uncovered.
& everything was clear.
The blind then saw things that we don't even know are real.
The deaf then heard sounds we don't even know exist.
Magic in the form of light.
& then the lighthouse was turned off.
& I expected darkness to rush back to me, but I was wrong.
From inside me, I could feel it making it's way out.
Breaking bones & burning down muscles, finally my own light shined out.
my body was destroyed & I was nothing. My lonely soul just ached, but the pain was left unfelt.
& as I was reborn, the light kept shining on.
it slid through all the seas & all the lands.
it blew through the wind, reaching homes & villages & towns & all the big cities.
it floated down the rivers of the world.
it fell like rain onto the grass.
it grew below the ground & somehow made it's way across the earth.
When it reached back to me, I was whole again.
My body looked old. It was rusty & not clean.
My hair was messy & my eyes looked tired.
No sane man would walk across my path.
But inside was where I was completely new.
Though my soul was the same, all my organs were reset.
My heart was open.
My lungs where fresh.
My mind was set on mute.
A storm build up above me, ready to attack.
My mind wanted to flee, but my body did not care.
I stayed & let the the storm try to destroy me.
Thunder roared & my mind told me to hear it.
Rain flooded all around & my mind told me to drown.
Wind blew everything away & my mind told me to feel it.
Lightning struck me & my mind told me die.
The storm was over.
& no matter how much it was supposed to hurt, it didn't.
My soul, my heart & every inch of my skin ignored my screaming mind.
They were too busy admiring the comforting light.
It wasn't perfect. It wasn't well interpreted.
It was frowned upon & misunderstood.
I didn't know just how to let my light replace the Gods of all the universe.
But no matter what bad consequences my light brought, I didn't want to let it go.
I didn't want to turn it off.
It fills me with peace.
It helps me breathe & function well.
It's exactly what I need.
& so I stayed this way.
Not letting anything harm me.
just depending entirely on the overwhelming light.