I don't see the cuts

Or the words underneath

All I know is that smile

And the beauty I see beneath

I don't know your suffering

Or the hurt or the pain

All I see is

The storm left behind

After such a torriential rain

So many battles fought alone

And wounds you've never before shown

So many feelings full of self doubt

All I know is

Your beauty is something the world should

Not live without

Don't you listen

Don't you dare

Trust me when I say

Someone does care

You're worth so much more

Than the words you engraved

I couldn't say it more Darlin'

Put down that blade

Don't think about the blood

Or the so called freedom it gives

Think about the people who love you

And want you to live

I don't know your suffering

Or the hurt or the pain

All I know is

The people that did this to you

Are clearly insane

I'll never understand

How they can speak such lies

Or how it's yourself, not them

You have come to despise

I don't see the person they relentlessly teased

All I know is how hard it is

Just for you to breath

How much easier to grab a knife for a blade

Grab a rope and watch it all fade

You don't know how many people would cry

All you know is

You've gotta try

I don't see the burns

Or bruises underneath

All I know is

The rash around your neck

That cuts skin deep

I don't know how close you came

Or how much you had to fight just to stay

All I know is

I applaud the strength you beheld

And the courage it took

All for you take,

Just one more look

I understand that you have feelings of self doubt

But I'm glad all you know is

"My life is something the world should not live without!"