Kisses from mommy makes it better
When you're two
And popsicles numb the pain of booboos
When you're five
Hugs from best friends stops the tears
When you're eight
Drawing pictures and simple walks
Clear your head
When you're eleven
But what happens when none of that stuff helps
When you're fourteen?
What happens when you forgot how to trust
And forgot how to love?
What happens when the chocolate does stop the saltwater from flowing
And the soda only stings your eyes more?
What happens when the pizza makes you feel self conscious
And the grease is only oiling your wounds?
What happens when you feel that love should leave you
And let go of your hand?
Like you shouldn't be considered "A Friend of God"
Like you lost that title
But what happens when abuse isn't your fault
And the scars never heal?
What happens when you look in a crowded room
And only see the little girl crying in the corner?
What happens when beauty is found in scars and cuts
And perfection turns ugly?
What happens when nights become dreamless
And days turn restless?
What happens when melodies change to screaming
And the screaming soothes you to sleep?
What happens when a golden cross around a neck
Symbolizes death instead of life?
What happens when tear drops lighten loads
And smiles feel abused and ugly?
What happens when the life that you've always known changes?
And it's out of your control then.
What do you do with these changes?
How do you not fall apart?