I cannot stop the sky from raining on you
I cannot prevent the sharp edges that close in either
I cannot stop the pain of growth, I just have to move back and let it come
I cannot prevent the rough patches that scrape the dimples from your cheek
Wipe the smile from your eyes
And stove your shoulders inward
Know that the pressure is creating a diamond coating around that big soft heart of yours
Know that with every pitfall you grow stronger, more defiant
There is a light inside of you, that will warm your weary hands
And a glow behind you that even in your most downcast state, I’ve seen
These things will set your chin
And aim your eyes for the stars
They’ll keep you walking forward
On this most difficult of paths
*This was written with a particular loved one in mind, but it is for anyone going through a hellish time. We are given these difficult things and they make us stronger. But sometimes they nearly break us in the making. I think it’s tougher to watch someone you love go through something hard, than it is to do so yourself.
I’m not going to spout a positive spiel of words, they don’t help. Know only this, if you’re going through hell keep walking, eventually you will reach the other side and come out into the light.