The sun shines forth a new sort of sparkle;

I think I am living for once in my life.

I breathe pure laughter

real tears

and percieved sadness;

but none of them haunt me

as they once used to do.

I know I can make it!

It is not an option

to just lie down and sleep it away.

I opened my eyes when I thought

I was blind

and found I was merely

just cowering in shadows.

I walk with a new gait,

with a skip in each step, now.

There is no reason for hiding.

I can make it till tomorrow.

and the day that comes after

just as if it were yesterday,

another old memory.

And I have the courage,

the joy and the strength to

assemble each morning and decide that it's mine.