In the valley of mirrors
You can see yourself in the still waters,
The waters that reflect all back.
When you look into the depths
You may not see what you expected.
You thought light and beauty
But you can only see shadows
And the twisted ugliness of fear and hatred.
You jump away when you see it,
But return to stare into the water
Out of curiosity and hope,
Hope that what you saw was never real.
However it is and you wonder
If what you see is what you are,
Or if it is merely what is most exposed.
You hide the light within you
And show only the shadows,
Not out of choice
But instead out of misery, fear, and rage.
Your control was never truly there
Merely a mirage of courage.
However if you let the light out
The valley of mirrors will
Reflect the truth back at you.
It will show you the beauty that you hold
And the goodness of your spirit.
The shadows and darkness will
Be hidden away, never vanquished
Only to return another day
But do not fear.
The light will keep it at bay.
All you have to do is release the light
From the deepest darkest depths of your heart
And you will finally see truth in the water.