(Perth, Western Australia)
Through the darkness came a light
A glimmering of hope
A sunrise on the distant shores
Where sadness might elope
Day by day the sunlight grew
Just like an Arctic dawn
The flood of tears so often fall
Now a dew upon the lawn
I close my eyes and pinch my arm
This surely can't be true
As darkness wanes inside my heart
A warmness coming through
It wraps its arms around my soul
A tenderness inside
Shining light in all the cracks
Happiness, nowhere to hide
As daylight comes and reveals itself
The whiteness of a dove
I behold a gift I thought I'd lost
The purest form of love
I reflect once more upon my past
A love I shan't forget
But now look forward to another day
With joy and not regret.
I dedicate these words to a beautiful friend
Who showed me there could still be life after such tragedy.
Who accepted me in my darkest moments and cared and nurtured my soul.
Whose love and compassion illuminated my world
And who has given me more than I can ever repay
A new life
My heart goes out to those of you who are new to this journey.
And to those of you still on its path.
To look for hope in the darkness that has descended upon you may seem an impossible task.
But is not forlorn.
Believe in it.
It is out there somewhere.
Look for a glimmer.
I pray that one day you will find it.
Thank you for your support on my journey.
I love you all.