You light up the night


after living through plenty of dark times

you are now afraid of your light

so often it was not that healthy

for you to shine too bright



but still…


something in you keeps on pushing

something wants to express


what you came here to give

why you wanted to live


after being burned once too often

your mind now decides to conform

and your body remembers the dangers

of not fitting in with the norm



and yet…

something in you keeps on straining

it knows there is nothing to fear


it wants you to live

what you came here to give


despite many lifetimes of darkness

your spirit was never afraid

it likes to pretend to be human

it knows that the game was well played



and your soul calls

your wall falls

your wings open wide



and then you light up the night




PoemsJutta Dobler