Strong Enough @ann177345
Nobody seemed to notice, but I guess deep down I knew,
I really needed someone there to help me make it through.
I suppose that comes from years of trying to be strong,
And learning that the illusion could only last so long.
For years I have been the one to try and keep the peace,
The one to try and calm the storm amidst the raging sea.
In arguments, I would always be the one to never take a side,
Instead, I stopped to listen and tried to turn the tide.
The times that others struggled, I did what I could do,
To offer some encouragement, to help them make it through.
Whenever things around me started to go wrong,
I have always been the one determined to be strong.
The many times when others seemed to buckle under pressure,
I always tried to be the one to hold it all together.
Bravery in times of trial and strength amidst the storms,
Are noble feats I tried desperately to make the norm.
Until the day came when my heart couldn’t make it through,
It was then I learned it can not always just be you.
After years of fighting to be what I thought everyone would need,
I have come to quickly realize that alone, I can not succeed.
In my solitude, I will never be strong enough to bear,
All the burdens and the sorrows that people often share.
Name: Shelli Ann
Place of residence: Texas
Your favourite quote: "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." - Jennifer Lee
Your one wish for the world: "Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.