Why can't you see that I'm okay?
Why do you keep trying?
Why do you turn away?
Why must I keep lying?
Why do you even ask?
When you know, I'm hiding behind a mask.
You listen to my silent cries
You can see my broken smile
You stare into my teary eyes
But you brush my emotions into a pile.
I lose myself within my sins
Knowing I won't be able to fight back
But there's a small part of me
One that can't be diminished, you see
I won't be broken down nor pushed to my knees
This isn't the life I'm going to lead
I refuse to be pushed to the ground
Because I will keep getting up, even more proud
I'm not ashamed of my bruises or scars
It's what kept me going for far too long
I will continue to keep going, living for my dreams
Hoping to turn it into my reality.