I stand alone, the ghosts of my parents lingering in my heart Remembering the death the change the upheaval of life how it was The remains of my soul splinter and crack As I remember the terrible deeds that a desperate girl committed. ~ I, that girl, remember humanity as it was; whole untainted pure But the fear and pain overcome and all reason leaves Forged into iron and steel that bleeds tears ~ "It hurts so much," I whispered "I just want to be whole and normal." I'd do anything to fix myself Even if it meant destroying my humanity ~ I found I was afraid to leave this world For in all of its horror and evil Beauty still existed amidst the pain And I wanted to live and laugh and feel I wanted to experience and love and dream But it was all ripped away that fateful night Lost and destroyed, out of sight ~ But then a gentle woman appeared And smiled at me with kind eyes With the touch of a hand I was set free Finally able to just be me I started to cry from the absence of pain And I knew the world for me would change A chance to live a life once more No thought to what came before ~ I was able to touch and dance and fly Dream and sing and touch the sky I'll start again and my story I'll tell And proudly wear the scars I earned well.
-Esther L. Krenzin- -Roguesong-
(For Ghost, the misunderstood "villain" in Antman and Wasp)