by Jason Tomlinson
The end – that point where there’s nothing more
finality has come and closed every door
to the house of despair while you were inside
and you can’t escape no matter what you’ve tried
all your friends and family have said goodbye
completely alone you sit down to cry
this is no fairy tale or dark fantasy
this is your story this is your history
I wonder – if I could – in the middle of your dark
allow me to make one single little spark
allow me to elaborate on one small possibility
one small suggestion that made a difference to me
I’m not sure if you’re ready – it may seem like a myth
but two words that may apply here are simply – what if
what if this is not the end as you now suppose?
what if there’s a way out that I can possibly propose?
what if someone can come inside into your house of despair
and show you how to navigate and make your way out of there?
what if there’s a way to experience life again?
what if there’s a second chance to be more than what you’ve been?
what if a do-over is really on the road ahead?
an avenue of courage with no room for dread
what if there is hope and healing for your heart
what if all this is true? what if there’s a fresh start?