I never understood until you showed me - I never looked at myself until you made me. I never looked outside, I never stopped to think. Trapped in a darkened state with candles you gave me.

The match I found inside - the spark spread my eyes wide. Burned everything in sight - burned all the times I'd lied. To those that I held dear - My skin began to sear. And I see it come near - as I embrace my tears!

Please - Look at yourself! Take a step back - notice the blood on your hands! Fear, bound into love, shackled my heart - Left me askew and blinded. Change comes like a storm - It peels back the skin - it gives me a view to renew life. Now, please give me a chance to build monument To a life I can be proud of...

And all these things I took for granted... And all the souls I snapped into place. Regret is bitter, and I am sorry. And I am learning something new all the time. And I am learning...

To be brave and fight, with a strong hand And to love and accept with a gentle hand. To learn from mistakes, and relationships, And not let life's lessons pass me by. I refuse to die never having lived. I'll no longer take without giving. Eyes are open wide - statues never cry. Statues never breathe - That's Not Living.

Fear becomes hate. It happened to me. Lift yourself up. Separation is self-created.

Love is the therapy for bitterness. Open your eyes. Let it in.

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