The things I want to say Want to do Can't fully be expressed by words The hurt The disappointment is real You say the struggle is real I'll take the struggle any day Over this indescribable feeling Emotions that plague The brain The heart Can I just scream Will the emotions away again Push them to the back Act like they're not there Everyday Every single day Another chip falls off More pain Less caring More heartache Less love Causing Steel Or acid to form Making me feel more alone Feeling alone but not lonely Who to lean on Where to go No one understands No one cares Still here I am Standing by you Trying to love Trying to care Deep down I cry for me While smiling for you All because I still value you Every day I switch roles Step up to the plate Simply because It's not always about me Denying myself When in reality I need to deny you Time to ride solo Time to refill my cup To pour into me I can no longer give to you To pour into you Until I'm fed and recharged Today is your turn Stand by me "Quiet Storm" © June 2017

Published by Mashawn Mickels