Bit By Painful Bit

Image by Gerhard Gellinger on Pixabay
It’s time for you to heal
~~those things you dared not feel.
What you would not face before
~~now knocks upon your door.
Skeletons from the past
~~demand their say at last.
Nothing else to do — 
~~no way out but through.
Going into the shit
~~bit by painful bit.
The other side of bliss
~~now wields its ugly kiss.
Allow the pain its voice — 
~~no other worthwhile choice.
Let it break your heart
~~part by painful part.
From your most intense despair
~~emerges your deepest prayer.