My smile tells me a whole lot,
by the way it gets tired
while faking it and how it
makes my face hurt
when your eyes meet mine.
Reveal yourself to me
so I can do the same.
My wall remains sturdy
until you start
kicking it down with me.
The times I believe in myself most
are when I take a step back
and imagine myself.
I see myself, there I am…
and I tell my soul
that it’s true what they say –
you really can’t tell someone’s story
just by looking at them in the broad day.
You look better than you seem, my dear.
Now start believing that it’s what is true,
just like the others around you do.
Chaos is crazy to those
who were sheltered with the ordinary.
Forgetting the fact that for some,
it has always been a way of life.
Once you have taken what others have told you
and stuffed it in your pocket tight,
you will come to realize that it’s okay
to walk around with no end in sight.
All along, the blindness we have known
is what kept us thinking that the “right way”
is always right.