I held back, not wanting to feel. I held back, protecting my innocence and my purity.
I held back, fearing the wrath of emotion. I held back, forging a defense.
I held back when I was happy and I held back when I was sad.
I held back until you touched me and scattered my being into pieces.
Shredding all the pain, all the grief, I stood beside my broken light.
I hold back no more and have begun to flow uncontrollably.
I hold back no more and allow my heart to feel it all. The pain, the hurt, the joy and the love.
Encircled in your light I stand in all my might.
Thank you and the you that has found its place in me.