Releasing This Pain

Releasing this pain
The shadow of insanity
It’s staring back at me
Deciphering the past
After action reviews
Fishbones and 5-Whys
Nothing comes through

Releasing this pain
But how’d I get here
Could not predict this
Feeling like a sickness
Prevailing inside of me
Ain’t no medicine
No form of therapy

Releasing this pain
At the next sun rise
Just tired of sinking inside
Shoulders too worn out
Can no longer hold out
World pressing me
Down on both knees

Releasing this pain
Shedding the deadness
Tortured and bruised
Need perseverance
Time to stand up
Got to get up
Fulfill this destiny
Let shine that God in me