And then it came
A darker hour
Not, by far, my darkest

But swept it did
Regardless of
Rendering me helpless

What once was faith
What once believed
Cast my vision downward

And locked within
A private hell
Nothing drew me forward

You won’t, you swore,
You can’t not hear
Me calling from within

I am your spirit
And your spark
Rising through the din

To the girl,
The woman now,
Who knows the meaning of

through adversity
And always choosing love

Do not forget
In solitude
I’m breathing for your lungs

And then one day
Through breath and light
Renewal had begun

~ Leana Delle
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2019 Sunday Poetry Challenge – Number thirty-nine of fifty-two
Photo Credit: Corinne Kutz