broken girl, pick yourself up.
wipe those tears off your chin,
and spit into the dust.
dig in your heels,
give ‘em that glare
you know works so well.
plant your feet,
refuse to move for anyone in your way.
you aren’t to be messed with.
broken girl, show ‘em what you’re made of-
blood, sweat, and tears,
real and solid.
you’re gonna be here for centuries
with an attitude like that,
so gear up, girl, get going.
you ain’t so broken now,
bared teeth and clenched fists,
you’re swinging for those who hurt you.
don’t raise a hand to the helpless, girl,
extend one instead,
you were there once.
lift yourself up high,
but don’t forget your roots,
you’ve got more power than you think.