So weak, I’m strong
I never realized it though
Staring in the mirror
Tears rolling down my face like so
Having to put my emotions aside
Despite how sad I feel
Other people are counting on me
So on my knees I kneel.
Begging for the courage
For the strength to hide it all
Until later when I’m alone again
But for now I’ll pull myself up and stand tall
Wipe my tears and clean myself up
Have to keep it together
I don’t want to lay my sadness on others
This way is just better.
My kids are watching me
Everyone else too
A smile is what I give them
Even though I’m down and blue.
Hiding it isn’t easy
It’s exhausting and I feel drained
but I’ll be okay, I have no choice
I've been like this so long now, I have myself trained.
I use my writing and music
To give me a little peace
It’s what gets me through each day
And helps my strength increase.
Turn the music up loud
And spill my emotions without fear
They’re both so refreshing
And help me see clear.
I’ll stay strong always
And wear a cheerful smile
I’m truthfully blessed and happy
We all get sad, some just more than once in a while.