Embrace The Shadow

Gazing into the mirror of darkness,
I see myself reflected in you.
Shattered shards scattered I gather,
Putting together the pieces of once was.
My shadow self stands before me
Distorted with ambiguous form.
He gives an angry inimical glare,
As I challenge him to come forth.
I feel who I thought I was
Begin to fade revealing an illusion.
The shadow takes hold of my soul
As I accept the unacceptable.
Qualities in others I despise
Are ambient reflections of my soul.
These fragments of truth unveiled
Are provenances of wholeness within.
I embrace the darkness I once served,
Breaking free from entangling webs
To be complete once again.