Sun, 02/28/2016 - 23:32 -- Cammy

All I need is strength.


not the pretty kind, lifting weights


not the strong kind, punching face


not the weak kind, crying in a friend's arms


I need myself.



I need the trust


that comes with a thousand steps in solitude


that comes with a solid look, handshake by side


I need the confidence


I need the truth


I need the bravery


I need the knowledge


I need the courage, to take a step forth in this troublesome world


to step forward every day


not a step back


to look someone in the eye


knowing they won’t attack


I need the fear


the terror


the icy chill


the grief


cause in life I am so naive



I need the strength


to face what’s to come


because without it,


i’ll be lost before i’m done.


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741