Midnight

What were you doing
at midnight last night?
were you in the depths
of the deepest slumber,
wrapped in the warmth
of your blankets?
or did you lay awake
battling the villains
and demons in your brain,
desperately trying to slip
into the solace that sleep brings?
or were you dreaming
of laughing and dancing
with a gorgeous lover,
completely carefree,
laughing and flirting,
as happy as you could ever be?
because at midnight last night
i was wide awake in bed
entangled intimately
with my thoughts and feelings,
just wondering what tomorrow
and the next day will bring.
so what were you doing
at midnight last night?

Beautiful

Constantly remind little girls how beautiful they really are.
because too soon,
they will be swallowed up
by the toxicity of society;
their minds twisted and warped
by unrealistic beauty standards
and pencil-thin women on their screens.
remind them of what the truth is;
that they are truly gorgeous
no matter what society tells them.

Release

I have kept my mouth,
soldered shut
for far too long.
Today,
I am ripping apart my lips
from the outside in
and letting the avalanche
of words pour out
and let them do what they may.

Everything will be Alright

Shed no tear,
oh, shed no tear!
for this situation
which you believe to be
the demise of you
will eventually pass
and become just a whisper
of what once was.

Dry your eyes,
oh, dry your eyes!
for in life, every situation
that you find yourself in
is simply another stepping stone
towards your own growth
and greatness.

Breathe, my dear,
just breathe, my dear,
for I promise
that in the end
you will emerge and prevail
from the ashes of yourself
and live the life
which you deserve.