Time To Face The World

by, Cassandra

Counting the minutes down.
Tick, tick, tick... tock.
Time slows to a crawl.
You can almost hear the laughter ring,
as you slowly cry yourself to sleep.

It's almost time to face the world.
Can you hold your head up high,
fool them all with that broken smile?
Your words shatter as you pray,
hoping that someone's listening.

Now, now, that's no way to play this role.
You simply need to make it your own.
You ready to take this risk to take your bow?
Watch yourself, lest you trip…
wouldn't want to humiliate yourself center stage.

Can you hear them? They applaud.
It's almost hard to believe.
Hook, line, sinker… they fell.
You fooled them all, so be proud.
You had what it took to break the mold.

Tick, tick, tick… tock.

It's almost time to face the world.
Can you hold your head up high,
Fool them all with that broken smile?
Your words shatter as you pray,
leaving all your dreams behind.