You tried to break me from the grave,
Crushing, forcing me to behave.
Your ashes burn my flesh & eyes,
Tears won’t wash away all your lies.
Your darkness seeps through broken souls
Yet I will continue to fight, to become whole.
You are a plague of putrid hate & lies,
Its time your legacy of fear finally dies.
You tried to break me in life and in death,
You strangled my dreams with my breath.
All you did was make me stronger,
Even more determined to live longer.
The darkness needs to be washed away,
Let the ashes blow far from this day.
I will remain strong, very much alive,
You will not rob me of my faith inside.
I WILL RISE ABOVE.
Please do not use without permission of author, Kay L. Rice