Fear.

Like a dark cloud quenching any ray of light daring enough to shine forth

Ivy creeps around indestructible walls

The bricks have begun to crumble

Pain.

Like a knife ripping apart all flesh

Reaching out as protection realizes it is not protection

Hope starts to stretch out its hand against fear

Light.

Walls have been broken, only crushed pebbles remain of the fortress

Joy penetrates all darkness

Revival begins