Selfish

I am selfish
I know

but for once
I want to be seen
as broken as I am
I want to be seen
as the one who needs
who hurts
who weeps

her pain looks greater
her failed choices
brought her here
to this place of sympathy

but just once I would like
for my sacrifice
and pain
to be discovered
and not held so silently

I am selfish
I know

but just once
I’d like my life
to be about me

Void

I wipe these words
from my tired lips
no one heard my cry
and I remain silent
is there inspiration
hidden in these skies
darkened by the absence
of the sun of light

I’ll stand alone tonight
wondering how long
these eyes will remain vacant
of anything that gives hope
or any sign of life
but I refuse to be afraid
for nothing given away
returns again void

Carrying On

steady as you go
step after another
and always pushing on
always carrying on

keep driving against
the driving rain
don’t let them see you cry
don’t show the pain

we wear the masks
of our parents
trying to fill shoes
that they never wore

I’ve carried the cross
of my trespasses
and bore the mocking
of the hypocrites

steady as you go
step after another
and always pushing on
always carrying on

just keep pressing on

just keep

carrying on