I always wanted to be buff
Like all of the guys on TV
Why does it have to be so tough
Why is it only about what we see?
No one cares if you’re kind or mean
As long as you look like an actor
No one cares about the things unseen
Our feelings are never even a factor.
People try to hold onto hope
But they cannot let it show
Vulnerability is a slippery slope
One where no one wants to go.
To do that would be to risk
The strength you try to convey
Your image would snap like a disc
And the damage is there to stay.
We feel like we have to be strong
To not let our “weaknesses” show
But I think that is wrong
These feelings allow us to grow.
So go ahead and cry
Shout out your frustrations
Do not wonder why
You have no obligations.
A friend will never leave you
Despite how you may be feeling
Just be yourself, be true
And finally start the healing.