Would you sit with me through the darkness of the raging storm, through the thunder and lightening, through the clouds and the rain?
There is something I need to do with all this shame
Would you stay a little while and just sit next to me, in the deafness and silence
of the grief, and pain, and agony?
When you are close, it puts water on the flames of fear, it comforts me through each tear
While you sit with me, can you bear to see the layers of brokenness deep inside of me?
Please, please tell me, it won’t scare you away, for I need you and want you to stay
The shame is theirs, this I know, but they put it on me, and I try so hard not to let it show
Taking it away, seems like an impossibility, it was easier to receive than it is to lose
I never saw it coming
It came in the darkness of night, not in the light of day, along with the fear and pain, I can’t make it go away
The shame… the shame… it didn’t have a name
For it was invisible when they pierced it into me, there was no way to fight it because I was paralyzed in fear, parts of me had to disappear, my eyes were closed tight and I couldn’t see
The scars they left behind are hidden deep inside of me
Please, won’t you just sit and stay a little while with me? For your presence, it breathes life back into me!