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I Know How to Live in the Shadows

I know how to live in the shadows

Away from the life-giving light

I know how to push my soul to the side

I'm no longer afraid of the night
 

I know how to turn off my feelings

No matter how real the unfair

I know how to live on nothing

As I breathe the stench in the air
 

I know, yes I know, how to turn from my God

I remember when I came to know

I learned, yes I learned, at six years old

I said I'm a girl . . . they said no


I know how to find satisfaction

In the fact that I'm always in pain

I know what it means to be hopeless

And to hope that I'm only insane
 

I know how to want for dying

As each dreadful moment crawls by

I know how to look in the mirror

And see nothing at all in my eye
 
I know, yes I know, how to turn from my God

I remember when I came to know

I learned, yes I learned, at six years old

I said I'm a girl . . . they said no

I know how to walk in the darkness

Where lives what is left of my soul

Where emptiness hides from the sunshine

And desperately tries to be whole

 
I know how to live in the shadows

Away from the life-giving light

I know how to push my soul to the side

I'm no longer afraid of the night
 

I know, yes I know, how to turn from my God

I remember when I came to know

I learned, yes I learned, at six years old

I said I'm a girl . . . they said no

© 12/31/2010, Stephanie Mott

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