Mountain Top

by Ek Ellis

I stood on a mountaintop, alone
Raised my hands to the heavens
Baring my soul
Anguish... despair, my only friends
Loneliness, my cloak
Shame became my quilt
With it I covered the hate that made me shiver
Pity clouding my sight
Bitterness shutting out all sounds
I stood on a mountaintop so close to heaven
Seeing my life as it is
Regret stood in front of me
Behind me stood doubt
The shield of vulnerability wrapped its arms around my neck
Binding me tight, choking out my cries for help
My armor of dignity, rusted from tears dripping
Mingled with morning dew
Misery's hand restraining me
Dusty cobwebs cluttered what was once a soul empowered by hope
A voice from the heavens spoke to me asking,
who is the one that holds my destiny?
Shaking free from my invisible restraints
Casting off my cloak of loneliness
Tossing away my quilt of shame
Kicking regret into a world beyond
Another arms held open welcoming it
Ancient history taking with it all my self--doubt
The shield of vulnerability let go of its crippling grip
My cries no longer chocked off
With a voice that had been lost
I cried out the earth shook, the heavens rumbled, no more!
My heart sang out
Lightening ignited the sky
Heaven opened up I fell to my knees
Heavens down pour drowning out my sobs, 
Echoing across an empty earth 
Lifting up my head 
I saw myself Within myself
The soul I'd become
The soul I'm to be
Rising I felt the chains that bound me for so long; dissipate 
Burdens evanescent on the wings of a white dove setting me free
Free to live 
Free to love
Free to be loved
I stood on a mountaintop 
My spirit no longer held in a deep abyss
No longer a stranger to myself
Peace within my soul gave me hope 
To face whatever stumbling blocks 
Life delivers in my path and
The strength to embrace my destiny

Mountain Top by Ek Ellis

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