Got Your Passport Ready?

Got Your Passport Ready?


By Jesi Scott


Take my hand and don’t let go,

no matter what you see;

I need you here with me



I don’t want to hide anymore,

put a mask on my face-

I need you to see the scarlet that stains these depths,

forgive me this,

help me to forget.


Strip away my flesh, look down to the bone;

I’ll not apologise for any part,

though there’s tears in my eyes,

this is the truth of the lies:

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.


Though I’m already burning in my sin,

You are here within under my skin

And in my midnight heart

You are the stars in my sky

and when the demons come to claim my soul,

you are there, don’t let me go.


So take me as I am,

look beyond this seemingly endless night,

for somewhere on the edge of all this pain

is a promise of a beautiful release,

a life to regain.


Please, take my hand, don’t let go,

no matter what you see-

I need you here with me,


7 Replies to “Got Your Passport Ready?”

  1. This is very timely, You might not know it, but tonight is the beginning of the Jewish New Year, a time for reflection and the beginning of new thoughts, hopes and prayers.

    1. Wow! I didn’t actually look at my calendar until I read that so, no, I didn’t know. And, though I’m not Jewish, I could certainly use new thoughts and blessings. I wish a blessed holiday and a year full of more positive things than negative for you and your loved ones. 🙂

  2. Very deep and sorrowful. Yet hopeful as well… It took me a long time to get to the end, I had to try many many times. I think the words hit too close to home, I had to prepare myself to accept them 🙂

      1. Why should I be surprised? Don’t we all wish for just that, this sort of recognition of all of us?
        I hope you find it. Just like I hope I one day feel strong enough to be like this too…

        1. Oh, honey. I don’t feel strong at all. I feel incredibly fragile and tender, as if I could break at the slightest touch. I just do what needs to be done and keep putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. 🙂
          xo to you too.

          1. Oh love, I’m sorry you are feeling so fragile. I know that feeling all too well.
            But remember where you’re coming from. Remember all you have overcome already to be where you are.
            It’s Ok to simply survive for a while, while you gather your strength. You can do it! You ARE doing it 🙂

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