A Breath of Change

Change is carved into our soul
Hopes and dreams take a hold
Every breath feels like tomorrow
Stamped and stained of deeper sorrow

The wounds that rest and wait inside
Hidden, but to us can’t hide
Shades of shame that we tame
All but exhaust us of a name

And leave us leaning, dead inside

Despair laces to the bone
Haunting as we stand alone
This web of thought beyond repair
Stands empty starved of any care

The loss disguised inside the eyes 
The scars that paint who we are

Pain traced to the words we say
Yet they’re spoken anyway
The hymn of hate tied to a smile
A harmony of self-denial

Time spent walking, paving dread
Nightmares chained inside our head
We stand as one, defiant gaze
To watch and wait, to end our days

Forsaken steps, misplaced time
The will that we could never find

It starts with a breath and ends with a sigh
A face-off with life, we stand eye to eye
As weight will gain and push us down
We stand strong and hold our ground

With every breath comes the chance
To create a better tomorrow.

Nothing Lasts Forever

For every hope abandoned
Came a twisted scar
A rift inside the calm
That’s never very far

For every withheld tear
Came a break inside
The absence of a comfort
The taint from a lie

And pain that’s painted in the eyes

For every breath we hold
Comes the taste of cold
Leaves a splinter ripping
At the chords of our soul

For every time we cherish
Engraves a cut along the heart
For the times we feel dead
To give a place for us to start

Feeling spreads like wildfire

For every moment that we live
Grants the chance to be
For every mark that we make
Becomes a cherished memory

For every time we make a stand
And believe in who we are
Casts a dial in the sun
And shoots a hope inside a star

That fear of being ourself

For every doubt in our mind
For every catch inside our need
Comes the will to grow
And the balance of a creed

For every moment that we see
For every feeling that we feel
Comes the chance to seek
A time that we can heal

It’s time to turn the page

As we step past the obvious
And entertain the thrill of pain
We conquer problems thrown to us
In hope we will remain the same

We learn nothing is forever
Life is full of dark and light
Take a step inside each day
As we brace ourselves for the night

For every moment that we breathe
Is the opportunity to live again.