I used to be alone -
locked out and then locked in;
and after days of patient searching
return home lonely once again.
I used to be afraid--
to risk the venture of a hand;
and take a step from the shadows
to be seen as I really am.
I used to be uncertain --
of where the future's beacon lies;
and who I could really count on
to be real without disguise.
Now I am not alone -
but surrounded by glowing lights;
promises embodied in smiles
that cut through the ink of night.
Now I am not afraid --
but brave enough to take the chance;
to venture into the unknown
and be the first to dance.
Now I am certain --
that wherever the future decides to go;
I never have to be alone or afraid
because I am certain of Hope.