Lies decomposing the truth
Hatred aimed at hatred
Believing it will protect my heart from others' jealousy, revenge, lack of forgiveness.
Convinced it will protect my soul and body from harm
Deceit so deeply rooted, it is hard to fight.
But a faithful few
Those standing on the frontline
Praying for truth
Waging war against distortion that devours peace
Believing there is better
Not abandoning because of my lack of perfection
Staying to fight a battle that would be lost if left in silence,
Offer hope that blooms in the knowledge that I am not forgotten