believe me

by, Cassandra

I know it gets hard sometimes.
Believe me, I know.

There are days when you just
need to curl up, shut out
the world, and cry for awhile.

There's nothing wrong with that.

I know it gets dark sometimes.
Believe me, I know.

There are moments when the lies
start to sound more plausible
than the truth ever did.

That's completely understandable.

I know it seems impossible sometimes.
Believe me, I know.

There are always the fears and doubts,
ready and waiting to pounce, shutting
you down and locking you out.

That's just the way life goes sometimes.

I know it gets hard sometimes,
but it does get better.
I believe it has to.

I know it gets dark sometimes,
but there's always a glimmer of light.
I believe there has to.

I know it seems impossible sometimes,
but you have to get up and try again.
I believe you have to.

Because if you stop
because it's hard,
because it's dark,
because it's impossible?

It's nothing but a
disservice, to yourself.

You're stronger than the hardest times.
You're brighter than the darkest nights.
You're bigger than any impossibility.

Just keep moving.
Keep fighting.
Keep believing.

You'll make it someday.

(I believe you have to.)