If I can just have a minute,
You need to hear this.
This is me
It's hard to explain
But just listen.
This is something you need to hear.
I know you're filled with questions
With worry right now
But when the time comes
The answers will appear -
All of them -
Whether from within
Or from others
You'll wonder why you were so anxious in the first place
Things will sort themselves out.
Life's kinda funny that way.
Do you remember when you were fighting that guy -
Well, it hasn't happened yet
But you will be in mismatched fights
Both literally and figuratively
Where you feel outmatched and outgunned
But you will outlast -
It'll be like that.
You'll be in disbelief at what happened
But relieved that you made it through.
Just hold on.
Don't tap out,
Don't throw in the towel.
When things are at their darkest
And you wanna just quit,
That's when your breakthrough
Is at hand.
****'s going to happen.
I cannot say what exactly,
But it - they - will happen.
And it's alright.
You may not think so,
But it will all be fine.
You're stronger and braver and kinder
Than you think you are.
Times will come when
Your world seems to be ending
But it won't.
You've survived countless storms before,
And you will weather many more.
And that's alright.
You can't lose,
Not with such profound love that you have in you.
You will hurt like never before,
Cry and lash out,
Question everything you have ever known.
And there is nothing wrong with that
There is nothing wrong with you.
You will fall,
Only to rise,
Again and again.
Each time will be better
Than the last.
Each incarnation is stronger than the one before
A level-up, if you will.
You will feel alone,
But you're not alone.
You were never forgotten at all.
You will be besieged
By rage and hate,
But you will not allow bitterness
To settle into your spirit.
Bile will not seep into your bones.
It's just gonna go right through you.
You need to - and will - understand
That the enemy is in you -
And so is the answer.
It's all been inside you
All this time.
All your struggles and questions and fears
Seem meaningless at this point
But they were necessary steps
They show you who you are
What you're made of.
Now you know better
Now you know
That fear is an illusion,
Anxiety is nothing
But the needless twiddling of thumbs.
Fear gives a small thing
A big shadow.
That's all they were and are:
I want to tell you
That everything is gonna be alright.
Just hang in there.
Don't sweat the small stuff,
Don't shy away from challenges,
And you will make it.
Just remember that life is not a contest with others.
It's a battle of attrition,
With you as your toughest opponent,
But you will win.
Dig deep inside you
And unearth the strength sleeping within.
It's gonna be worth the struggle, my friend
I promise you that.
Back from the dead!
Yeah, not so much a poem as it is a broken down prose. But IDGAF.