The day begins, so does the fight,
As evil waits behind the door.
Not celsius nor fahrenheit
Can measure this emotion stored.
It lurks outside the castle walls
Beyond the moat now filled with pain
And waits to steal me when I fall
To drown me in the chilling rain.
But I've felt love and warm embrace
Before this devil pulled me in.
Into God's trust I must with haste,
Learn to love myself again.
Then shaking loose from what ensnares -
No longer sad - no longer scared.
Written Oct. 12, 2013
For Archaic Poet's Reinvent Contest
Based on the poem Twenty-Below Zero