Wake up and rise

Today you will wake up again

Today you will stretch and yawn

And put on your clothes again

To keep trying to move on


Today you will laugh and smile

Because it’s what they need to see

Pretend for a little while

So that they don’t see you bleed


You can't bear to look at yourself

or the tears still in your eye

and they talk about mental health

but it doesn’t stop your will to die


And life is not the party

It always used to be

It’s less joyful and less hearty

Too dark to even see


But please don’t give up trying

Your story isn’t done

And when you’ve finished crying

You’ll rise with a new sun



Never give up..... great message.


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