It seems we’ve shared a common enemy.
He stole our words,
filled us with fear.
Told us that no one,
would ever hear.
He forced us to think,
that we were all alone.
He bellowed and laughed,
as he claimed we had no home.
He filtered our thoughts,
they were funneled through shame.
He whispered lies,
making us feel insane.
and held us tight
He made us afraid
to speak what was right.
At times we fought him,
at times we won,
then we were trampled by conformity—
He led us astray,
into paths that scared,
Having those feelings
that we have always feared.
Then one day it happened —
We found our voice.
We found our way and made our choice.
“Someone is out there!” cried deep in our souls,
Someone feels me, this familiar abode.
We went in search for freedoms from fears.
We’ve written our thoughts through torment and tears.
We’ve been finding each other through common themes,
We’ve reached out from our heartbreak and joy, mixed with no perfect words in between.
Both comfort and pain, we felt from our words. We’re healing, becoming stronger with each key stroke.
Though we have common pains, the victor of our past no longer has claim.
We are uniting and speaking out.
We are fighting and pulling down his evil laugh.
We stand in our strength and look him in the eye,
Shouting, “We have beat you!”
This is our battle cry.
And while we stand and see his real size,
We start to walk away seeing the fear in his eyes.
Goodbye enemy you common thing —
You no longer can lay any claim.