You all told me you cared
You all told me you would be there for me
Yet look where I am now

Tears in my eyes 
Wanting to cry

It isn't fair
It isn't right
Unable to sleep every night

Thoughts are catching up
Doubts are being spoken
Letting you all see
That inside I'm broken

A heart with many cracks
My soul, trapped
Unable to break free from the chains of society

Holding me back with a thread stronger than any diamond
Trying to find the words to say is like trying to describe a place you've never been

Can't you see what I put myself through
All because it's my 'responsibility'
It's not right for me to always have to put you first
Leaving me second in the dust

A diamond that's lost it's gleam
A silver ring that's tarnished
A star that's slowly dying
Her time is running out

Battle scars litter her body
Left from unwon battles
Freshley open they cry their tears
Staining the floor she's left to hide the evidence

No one ever questions
The smile that's never reached her eyes
They see insecurities yet they feed it insults

"She's a disease." They say
"She should be dead." They say
"What have I done?" She says
"You were born." The replied

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