Flesh masks and fake smiles all around,
white lies and superficiality keep us down.
Beneath it all there is so much more,
If you don’t agree then you can walk out that door.
I wish I could see through you,
not like x-ray vision but even more,
deeper than that…yes,
into the soul.
Your struggles and your strife are not forever,
keep your head up and keep looking forward.
Feelings of worry and despair,
temporary and fleeting,
but powerful and immense…
Just know that there will be good times ahead,
It will get better,
So don’t you dare wish that you were dead.
Shifting emotions within
my being that move from
one hemisphere to the next.
Like a torrent the water
splashes and crashes against
the borders of my mind.
Desiring rest but unable
to grasp upon the ledge
headed to safety.
The torrent rests but
does not cease.
What ever shall I do? —
Hiding in the shadows and afraid of the light,
uncertain of yourself so you doubt your own might.
Live how you like and fear no more,
express yourself and please don’t make it a chore.
Come out from the shadows and stop all the hiding,
shine like you know you can and sing a damn song.
Sing like you wanted to for so long,
shine like you have no sorrow,
and live like there is no tomorrow.
It’s time to shine!