shadows breathe only in the light
remaining hidden by the lonely night
resting till the moment of waiting fears
to shine its dark magic upon your tears

the beauty, the peace, the tranquility
are not hidden by the shadows
but wait inside for you to release them...
to unchain them from the moments
you used to bind them with the salt of years

step back to the innocence you once kissed
touch it with your thought and bring it near
kindle the gentle knowledge that life is a wisp
too dear to choke with the unthinking tyranny of fear

do not listen outside, but inside is where you can hear
the beauty of life that whispers sweetly, fragile and dear