Fare thee not so well

Thy fear that I must fail

It is you that halt these steps

And for you I tuck my tail


I regret the day that my love was caught

In your web of counting cost

Lament the times that I let my past

Determine my future lost


You’ve haunted me countless mornings

And awaken me from my dreams

Paralyzed me with your venom

Made mockery of my esteem


But today is a new day

Last night you tucked me in

You sang me a lullaby of tears

But I’ve awaken free again


by Matthew Ray