I rolled deep in angry seas,
While you rode high upon the wave.
Plunged headlong into self depths,
In search of soul and all it craved;
Brushed raw nerves along the way,
Each touch a memory.
Feared, yet faced them and dispelled them;
Though each one some part of me.
Blinded in that black abyss,
Witness times past flash in my mind,
Vivid fleeting glimpses
Of strengths I'd left behind.
Then, devoid of all emotion,
In depths chasm of the lost;
Though swallowed by that ocean
No deeper would this soul be tossed.
Kicked against that onward current,
Exhaled all the pain.
Swam toward and grabbed that spirit
To reclaim these strengths again.
Breathed deep into that being,
Inhaled reason to go on,
To surface back to light and life,
And to make that life my own.
No shallow pain or hurt allowed,
No self torture entertained,
No trawling for lost love,
No longer will I be the same.