Maybe I've never been raped,
Maybe I've never been beat,
Maybe I've never gone through life-threatening situations

But I still know what it feels like to hurt.
A lot.

Maybe it's not as up front and obvious
As it would be in the mind of a victim
But it's still there,

Numbing, and cold, and all-encompassing
eating away at you

More and More Everyday.

I don't know the obvious solution to this pain.
Maybe it's not supposed to go away.
Maybe I'm lucky that I've never been through a traumatic experience.

Maybe I'm not.

Depends on your definition of traumatic.

Maybe something macabre needs to happen to me
To get over this now.

I will endure.
I will live.

That's the only thing you can do.