The Pursuit of Happiness

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 19:29 -- xokea


United States
34° 57' 41.8536" N, 90° 7' 17.1264" W

What you run from stays with you longer
And what you fight eventually becomes stronger
This pessimism is taking a toll on me
It's like I can't even see who I initially set out to be
So I hide what I really want to say
Because no one listens to me anyway
I was never good at expressing my emotions so I write them down
And all I ever wanted was for someone to come into my life and actually stay around
Because people, people tend to leave
And they become exactly who they said they'd never be
It's draining me
My father wasn't there and my mother was emotionally absent
I'm trapped, I'm trapped in this mindset
But I'm my own motivation, I look up to myself
I was always the person I ran to whenever I needed help
So caught up in the need for superficial things...
I started neglecting the man that shed His blood for me
But it's not too late to turn it all around
Because when prayers go up, blessings come down
I'm in charge of how I feel and today I'm choosing to be great
Whatever happens, happens
But I guess that's what they call 'fate'
So I'll pass this message on to anyone that can relate to it
Happiness comes from within and life is what you make of it


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