Arrested Spirit

I sit alone waiting for dawn
Searching from within
Lights go on one by one
As the new day begins

People rising to their world
The last of the darkness gone
Bursting forth to forge their future
As I slowly move on

Wandering atop the tallest mountain
my spirit caged and repressed
Blind to the beauty which surrounds me
Every day depressed

A mist of melancholy encroaches
As a hand grips my heart
Squeezing the life out of me
Tearing me apart

Arrested to my spirit
I grieve to get away
As the scorching sun caresses my skin
I dissolve into day.

-Rebekah Faith