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Step Out of the Shadows {Poem}




Come out of the shadows you’ve been hiding in for too long.


Step out of the shadow of self-sacrifice

where you placed that golden heart of yours

up on the altar of someone else’s comfort.


Step out of the shadow of staying safe

by playing small.


Step of out of the shadow of promises you made

before you knew how to love yourself.


You don’t have to hide your face

from the sun anymore.


You don’t have to walk around

half-broken anymore.


Step into this circle of light

where your true self shines,

where your face it lit by a sacred fire

kindled by kindred spirits,

souls that see your soul just as it is.


Step out of the old shame,

every old story that told you

happy endings don’t happen

to people like you.


Pick up the pen and a fresh sheet of paper.

Begin again.


Pick up the brush and a black canvas.


Paint a new vision.


Become the art

you’ve always dreamed of creating.


Be your wildest wish come true.


Come out of the shadows

you’ve hidden in for so long.


You don’t have to hide your face

from the light anymore.


- Matthew Foley

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