When I'm heartbroken
by the things I hear
happening around me,
I see I'm not in a good place,
but continuously tell myself,
I won't give in,
I won't give in. . .
It doesn't matter
what I've seen others do,
or how they've let
the worst conquer them,
and even when it seems nice
to slip away into that dark place
sulking with the covers over my face,
a face that I never wanted anyone to see. . .
I have to remind myself that;
I do matter,
whether or not I want to believe it,
my life does have some sort of meaning,
and even if it isn't meaningful to myself,
it is to someone else.
It's such a lack of self-realization,
but I can't let it crowd my thoughts too long,
because I've got things to do
and people to care for.
I told myself,
No one's going to do this for me.