The abyss lies ahead,
deep and dark, cold and painful.
The next step may be the fall,
but the abyss is not deadly.
The fall is long,
the fall breaks bones,
the fall breaks spirits,
the fall breaks hopes,
the fall does not kill you.
The rising is longer,
the rising heals,
the rising renews spirits,
rising is only done with hope,
the rising gives you life.
Falling and rising,
breaking and healing.
A step is just a step,
when there is no dream behind it,
with hope, a step is a life.
Falling into the abyss is worth,
when the hope that drives you knows
the beauty that lies on the other side.
So I take my hope,
and give a step forward towards you,
hoping not to fall into the abyss,
but if that is the price to pay,
I will climb back out, with hope.