Gazing through a distance, as I pass through a trance.
I remember those chains, heavy shackles of the past.
Hundreds of hindrances, thousands of obstacles.
There was no freedom.
Like a bird caged for life, I was doomed for eternity.
Lo and behold! There it was!
The thing I was longing for.
The light for my blinded sight. The key for my sealed labyrinth.
My last hope.
It came to me, like a bolt of lightning.
At once, all was gone.
The pain, the miseries, the burdens. Everything was gone.
Gone, as if they were never there.
At once, I took my chance.
A chance for change. Reform. Transfiguration. Metanoia.
And there was I, standing at the edge of a rainbow.
Clothed in the light and warmth of day.
With wings a white as the clouds; as smooth as fine silk.
To this day, I do not regret a single thing.
For the light came and freed me from oppression.
And I seized the moment as it passed me by.