Poetry On Odyssey: I Was Afraid

I was afraid
I was afraid to touch my black and blue bruises
Afraid that if I touch them, the pain would be worse
The snow felt cold against my skin
Shivers went down my spine
I could feel myself starting to fade
Fading so slowly
The light turning into darkness
I didn’t recognize myself
I became a monster
This beast that grew inside me
Was terrible and wasn’t me
I couldn’t control myself anymore
I could feel myself having trouble to breathe
Every breath sent sharp pains around my body
The sun was setting
I wanted to be free, to be free of the hideous monster inside of me
To be able let go of the chains that held me down
But I couldn’t muster up the courage to get back up

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