For so many years I took refuge inside,
Inside my thick shell and have refused to come out.
Like the snail I was.
Have been coping with the cloudy and dark
Sky looming for this long.
The wave of the ocean has taken away
with its force, all I held in high esteem.
Waking up everyday into perpetual darkness
Was for me, more than been confined within the walls of a prison.
Could not find a cool place of rest
For that which provides coolness has been uprooted
...and all hope was lost.
Not an iota of faith was left even within me
But somehow, something kept me on
Reasons to give up came, but I refused taking that route
I saw why I should stop pressing
I was just not ready to let go
because in fate I still hope.
Then a miracle happened,
The least believable happened to
the most unthoughtful human.
It happened to me just when I was not watching
Suddenly, the long tunnel came to an end
and a bright light of hope was smiling at me
The cloudy and dark sky have given way
to a lively daylight.
The thundering and rumbling of the ocean
has finally settled down for still calmness
The prisoner has finally been set free
The uprooted began to grow with radiance and beauty
Then I realized the only reason why I kept on
was because somehow, I knew you were
going to come through for me.
You came through and wrought the miracles
I have in years thought less possible
So what if I had given up?
well, I did not and I found you
and you have made waiting for this
long after all, worthwhile.