The Shield

Here I am sitting
Inside my solid fortress
Shielded from the world and hidden
From cold, cruel mankind
I am loved

I am chasing my dreams
In my ivory tower
Covered from the harshness of a
Globe that preys on idealistic minds
I am loved

I am eager to slice into these
Preconceived notions
Of what life is to be for someone like me
It is all working fine in theory because
I am loved

No one can hurt me here
Enclosed within these walls
I am free to nurse my soul
And I never want to leave
I am loved

Sometimes I think that I know
Who I am once more and
Who I want to become again
Then I realize that it doesn’t matter
I am loved

In past lives I slayed dragons and
Fought Holy Wars of the mind
My spirit was set ablaze and left for dead
Never to return to its pristine condition
It is dirty and unclean now but
I am loved