To be hard as stone.
Destined to walk that road alone
Into the unknown with no fear shown
As your thoughts begin to cloud
Searching for a way out
Doubt closing in with each stroke of the pen
As it creeps, the floorboards creak again
Not even a board to float in this creek from these creeps
But charity’s not clarity
You only become what you prepared to be
Dare to be more than these heresies
Dare to dare, to be a nightmare for those who don’t care
To achieve greatness in the face of blatant unbelief.
The fire to fight, it elates the night
A sight, as the truth draws the light
For the hope that you just might
Get the will to wake up each day
Unafraid of what anyone might say
To find a way away from doubt.
When you’re on your knees, broken
I hope this token
Will help you in your moment
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.