To Hell and Back

Written by: Caleb Smith

In the shadows of my worst sin
Is a voice forever taunting
In the dark corners of my unforgiveness
Is the stench of my own hatred
In the dead pit of my cold heart
Is a stagnant pool of blood
I search for the line between the pain in my body
And the pain in my mind
But I'm lost
Alone
And blind................

In a radiant stab of pure light
I can see all that was lovely
In a tornado of forgotten hope
I am lifted, weightless and free
In a spark of blissful remembrance
I am once again a man
For a moment...for a thousand years, I'm in paradise
And I can see her face
My daughter
Alive
And smiling

*For the "To Hell and Back " contest