Did you ever have to be strong?

To hold back the tear that you know were coming.

To let everything braze you're harden skin,

And ignore the cuts that plague your heart.

Did you have to be strong when you really couldn't?

When you shouldn't?

But you do it anyway,

To stand strong and let someone lean on you.

Have you been the strong one?

The one who carries everyone,

The wounded, the hurt.

So I have to be strong,

I need to be strong,

If not for me,

For mom.