It woke before me
And was there to greet me
With the day.

It lingers
Just out of reach
And watches.

It will not
Be reasoned with,
Persuaded away.

Like a blanket of snow
It muffles the world,
Stifling the sound.

I realise sadness
Shares my shadow,
Wearing my shape.

A shade cast by me
Knit from my worries,
Woven from flaws.

I offer You my sadness
Beg to trade it
For peace.

You gather its folds
Up in Your arms,
Like a unwieldy bridal train.

Helping carry my burden,
You walk along
With me.