by SheaRyhai (c) 2010
The world comes at you
trying to tear you down.
Your heart is too fragile
so you just lock it away.
What once used to please you
is just an offending sound.
No one's trying to reach you
so you let go and fade away.
There's nothing wrong with the light,
it's just a little too bright.
There's more than enough to criticize.
Cover the mirror with chains,
hide your tears in the rain.
Wondering who would sympathize.
Who do you trust when your back
is covered in scars.
Everyone makes mistakes and yours
is dreaming you'll make it someday.
They've called you so many things
you're not even sure who you are.
Actions speak louder than words,
so why, is Love something they only say?
Happy you made it till here,
there's just yourself you should fear.
If you accept to be defined.
If you can't unlock your heart,
your doubts will tear you apart.
You'll never escape if you close your mind.
This rainbow appears and breaks
through the stormy skies.
But you're still huddled below
trying to hide away in your shell.
It's easy to become trapped
in this prison of their lies.
But it's still your choice to lock
yourself into this hell.
Laughter can hurt you or heal,
don't wish to no longer feel.
I wish my heart could be your shield.
But this is your life not mine,
more forward, there's no rewind.
So follow your dreams in this starry field.
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