They say, “Yes you will suffer.” But they don’t say, “But you will also experience the deepest of joys. You will experience the births and deaths of the greatest of loves.
Is the pain really worth the social fame and infamy?
I want to be remembered for my heart
for the words I draw
of what it means to be human.
How often do we feel the spoken and unspoken question asked, “Who are you to suffer–who are you to cry trauma or claim hardship–when there’s x y and z happening in the world?”
The ones who cry themselves to sleep,
Yet appear to have smiles running deep.
I want you to know that I see you
I want you to know that you matter
It’s desperately trying to stay afloat in the middle of an ocean as each wave takes you down. It’s trying to scream for help in a nightmare, but all that’s coming out is silence. It’s being trapped in your own body where nothing really makes sense.
You can be there through the worst of it. You can be there through the times where you think it will never end. All you have to do is be there.
You are strong. You are brave. You are a fighter.
There are many types of love we encounter in life. But even the one that brings us sorrow at some point is worth living.