I Will Not Be Afraid


As the sun slowly goes down
And the moon begins to rise
There is a blanket of complete darkness
As soon as I close my eyes
And then all of a sudden
My world is filled with flames
And I am marching through it all
I will not be afraid

As the path seems to keep getting longer
I can feel my shirt drenched with sweat
I still have a long way to go
I must face what comes next
And through this fiery path
I am thinking “I have had enough”
But then a voice resonates and says
I will not and can not give up

Soon the walls around me
Turns into crushing waves
I stand upon my path
And watch the water extinguish the flames
And as soon as I start to smile
Water surrounds me
And the next thing that I know
Is I am drowning in a sea

Underneath the water I go
Then I come back for some air
I want to reach land
But land is no where there
And in my instance of sorrow
I feel desperate and ashamed
But then  I begin to swim forward
I will not be afraid

Paddling through this endless puddle
No one surrounding me
I have to be my own motivation
I have to push on for me
And I can hear the voices in my head
Screaming like a crowd
And they are yelling and screaming
“Keep going! You can’t give up now”
And with every ounce of strength I continue into the unknown

And soon I see a glimmer of light,
two birds, 
and then a tree
And I know that the victory
Is all meant for me

As the moon begins to go down
And the sun begins to rise
There is an overwhelming light
As soon as I open my eyes
And then all of a sudden
My world consists of happiness and also pain
And I am marching through it all
I will not be afraid

Life is full of challenges, but you shouldn’t be afraid to face them. Walk fearlessly into your future, and don’t give up on your hopes and dreams!!! -Monica Renata