I went into my darkest self
without a guide, I burned.
Every lie seared my soul.
All the hate shattered my pride.
Every encouragement was useless.
Every hope turned to rotten slop
My heart no longer even good enough for swine.
I took everything in.
and I have been torn to pieces.
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them."