I hear the footsteps soften

As another person walks away

Deep inside I feel the pain

As my body grieves

On the surface

I wear a smile

I show no weakness

I show no pain

Another scar hardens around my heart

Another one slithered through

And now he is gone


Thicker Skin

I wake up today again with hope

That I will make it through

Anything that comes at me

As the tide rips through

I have survived so many storms

Each storm has left a scar

These scars left have hardened me

Made my skin thicker than it was before

This is what I say to myself

When I feel I cannot take anymore

That each scar strengthens and hardens

Preparing me for any future chaos

Any future burdens

This is what I say today

That I must believe in myself

That my skin is thicker with each slice of debris

That my skin is thicker with each wave

I must be something more than I was

I must be brave

If I do not progress

Then it was not worth each battle

It was not worth every slice

So once again I say to myself

You can do this today

I will not let the storm sweep me away

I will fight and live through another day





Beneath the sand I stayed still and calm

Slowly I pulled myself up…I reached for a branch…I gripped it in my hand

The branch was sturdy enough to hold as I made myself stand

I looked up and once again found the strength from the beauty of the stars

Peace fills my heart…I feel love again

The beauty of the night heals the wounds…turns them into scars

Scars that will remind me of the battles I have fought and won

Scars that will heal throughout the night as I wait for the sun