Tears slip silently down my face

Down cheeks that I thought were made of granite

Learning that I'm not made of stone

A heart so cold

Now is breaking

My fear of failure

Is coming back

I feel the desire to turn back

Back into stone

Stone is strong

It protects

Right now I am just flesh

Flesh that easily tears

That is easily marred and destroyed

It is so weak

I need to strive for perfection

Even if it kills me inside

It is the life I must live

And I will

If I don't

I think I may die