Hidden.

Ashamed.

Afraid.

Secrets.

Shadows.

The depths untold.

 

Anxious.

Uneasy.

Racing.

Gasping.

Gasping for air.

 

The weight…too heavy.

The chains…too tight.

The chaos…too real.

 

Where to turn?

Who to tell?

How to handle?

Who will be hurt?

Can there be freedom?

Will the pain ever stop?

 

A glimmer.

Potential.

Hope.

Possibility.

The addiction exposed.

The pain revealed.

Healing begins.

 

Light enters.

Shades of color fade in.

Eyes widen.

Friendships restored.

Family reunited.

Lungs expand.

Breath enters.

A new day dawns.

 

Joy.

A smile.

Eyes gaze ahead.

Life to be lived.

Purpose on the horizon.

 

Weight shed.

Chains broken.

Chaos conquered.

 

Peace.

Calm.

Unity.

Freedom.

 

Out of the Darkness…

And into the Light.