Take Back the Fight


Breathe in through the hopefulness

Exhale through the pain

Grit your teeth to dam your tears

Grip tightly to your shame


Hate the words that brought you comfort

Loathe the places you once cherished

Take a picture of your suffering

Hang it up, don’t be embarrassed


Flaunt your jaded, broken beauty

Slap some tattoos on those scars

Turn your misery into mystery

Make missiles out of shooting stars


Someday, someone will fall again

You’ll catch them when they do

Your loss has taught you better, so

They won’t fall as hard


Or stay down as long


Or cry as hard


Or scar as easily


As you