There’s a storm inside of me,
Emotions crashing in a raging sea.
The surface so calm,
the depths filled with mystery
that I cannot begin to comprehend.
I am full of paradoxes;
a compulsion to grow fighting a deathly fear of change,
a strong bent toward perfectionism thwarted by flaws that bar my way.
I forever feel on the cusp of self-discovery,
almost to an elusive answer that is unfailingly just beyond my grasp.
I want to embrace the world,
but I crave solitude.
I want to see the good,
but Man’s cruelty wounds my soul.
Perhaps my journey is meant to teach me to accept the good and the bad in myself and others,
to see that each brings balance and hopefully empathy.
All I know to do is to ride the waves and keep swimming toward the distant shore,
hoping to step out of the turbulent sea onto a peaceful shore.