I am

I am the one, who cries on the inside Because I've learned that tears are a sign of weakness And I don't want to be weak

I am the one, who conceals my fear by laughing Because I'm so scared of being abandoned And I fear nothing more than loneliness

I am the one, who opens fully to very few Because everyone I opened to in the past left me And I don't want to feel that pain again

I am the one, who pretends in front of everyone Because I'm afraid that they'll turn their backs on me otherwise And I hate that feeling

I am the one, who always dreams, but lacks the courage to follow my dream Because I'm afraid to fail And I don't want to be a failure

I am the one, who pushes people away Because that enables me to say that it was my choice And then I'm not the one who got taken down

I am human I have my faults I have my weaknesses I have my hopes I have my dreams I have my fears

I believe I have something to give to the world I believe I have something to give to the people I love I believe I have something to give to myself

But I'm still a child I don't know myself fully In time, I might become someone completely different Maybe I can be someone in several ways I don't know But I hope

And hope is often all I have