I just want to live again, to be alive,
Things are getting harder now and I can barely survive.
I'm scraping by, holding tight, falling under the waves,
Gasping for breath and screaming to be saved.
When happiness was a daily event,
And joy was when everyone was still blessed,
Courage can stir in someone else's heart,
I don't want to do more of this part.
Beaten down and disrespected, and feeling like I've failed,
Haven't you hurt as much as me? Pain's been here before,
So I write a poem, it tries to rhyme,
I realize it's as broken as me.
Still, in the back of my mind, as is all the time,
There is a quiet voice,
Telling me that there is hope, giving that touch of optimism,
No matter how far I fall.
I'll survive, don't worry about me,
I've broken chains and now I'm free.
I'm worn down and weary still,
But walls will crash down with my will.