DON’T LET ANYONE TAKE YOUR INNER SUMMER…
I changed like the Summer season transitioning to Fall;
Like the leaves on the trees, falling in the cold, sharp air…
Neglected by warmth and light, kindness & positivity;
Causing me to break and tumble, to float unknowingly to the ground.
You stole my inner Summer to warm up your inner self,
Like Winter nights, you were full of dark & cold thoughts.
The kind of Winter that never changes,
& you hoped I’d never change too.
In darkness I knew no difference between up and down,
Between the light and shadow of oppressive days and endless nights.
Until the day came when I could begin again, could wake from my slumber at the faint stirrings of memory-
A time of promise, bright on the cloudy horizon…
I evolved like the Winter season changing to Spring…
Spring to Summer… building strength and regaining my inner colours.
Just when you thought Summer would never return,
Here I am. Brighter, warmer & happier than ever.