Sometimes late at night
I think about those days.
Days when nobody was scared of me,
Days when darkness wasn’t my destiny.
It all started one night
When I was ready to kill
Reason no stronger than money.
I had a family
Waiting to be fed.
But it all came down to nothing
When the battle, eventually, swallowed them.
So I continued the game
‘Cause I had nothing left to lose.
Solitary in this world of crime
All I have to give is pain.
When I’m supposed to hide myself in shame
I flaunt my identity with flames.
I can’t remember the last time I felt happy
As I look at the scars on my face.
I let the colours in my life slowly fade
Gradually, lost my identity.
I hide in my den
Like a coward
When the world has a contradictory name for me.
I have walked on this road
Many times before
But not once, felt safe.
The path was still new
So I needed time too.
I looked up
And a faint smile appeared after a long time.
Then, I chose to be
A stranger in the sky.