At times the passageway is uncertain.
We enter blindly and travel the dark corridor alone.
Often we have no glimpse of the light on the other side.
We grope our way through, wondering if the tunnel will ever end.
Enveloped by the heat of our own energy, we grasp for breath.
We long for fresh air and sunshine.
We slosh through water and trudge through muck.
We stumble over stones and fear we will not make it out alive.
We listen to the voices in our heads echo off the walls of our lives.
The pungency of freedom drifts just out of reach, drawing us forward.
One step at a time, we continue the journey.
Our heart beats faster at the first glint of light.
We have assurance the worst is behind us.
We feel the strength as we take a step into the light.
We take a deep breath and smile in gratitude.
We have made it.