It's sometimes hard to grasp
That people can't fight their inner battles.
Because some of us weren't aware we were in the middle of a war zone
And wanted to take a stroll, only to get a bullet in our chests.
Some of us need immediate medical attention,
But afraid we're being selfish to ask for help because there are so many others
Who have similar wounds, or have it even worse.
It's sometimes hard to realize
That we need someone to stitch us up
So that we can walk another mile, until one is ten.
Because life is about falling, getting up, and walking farther.
But, some of us need a new leg, because ours was cut off.
Some of us like playing with fire, some of us terrified.
But no matter what, all of us feel the burn- the heat.
It's sometimes hard to speak up
Because we've been shown too many times we aren't normal.
So many of us are crying over the kitchen sink, ice cubes in hand.
Because that's the only way to get the impulse to fade.
It's hard to ask a simple request, because then it feels so much more real.
We don't want people to notice our fake smiles or forced laughs.
And we're afraid to climb life's mountain,
Because the more you go up, the harder your fall will be.
It's sometimes hard to recognize
That it's okay to be afraid or feel like it is the end of the world
But it's also important to know it will be okay.
We all need to swim past the sharks and riptides,
But it's also okay to have someone pull you out of the water for a breath.
Maybe your mound is still bleeding, but it will heal.
Some of us are scared to breathe because we've seen what poisonous gas does.
So it's okay to ask for a gas mask, just make sure you pass it on.
It's sometimes hard to fathom
A time where you'll smile for you, instead of someone else.
Or to take the leap between trees, but you have to because the forest is burning down.
Some of us can't get to the finish line without a drink of water.
But we still have to keep running on the track.
Even if you have to lie to yourself at first.
But, if we want to be happy, we have to make sure
The happiness we seek is worth a decade of wars for.