Half Life

I lived half my life without you.
I can't believe the feat.
For the peril of the darkness
could have been fatal
without your light so sweet.

Just a sixteen-year old boy
when first I heard your voice.
Herald of approaching ruin,
striking to the heart
you signified the choice.

Though your message direly echoed
defying deafened ears,
my spirit was not dampened.
In fact, it soared;
rising to meet the coming years.

Angelically singing the missive true
as seen from above.
How could we sink to fear
Or fall beneath the sorrow
when it is sung by pure love?