A torch burns softly in the distance
Yet you know it isn’t for you.
Tears run down your face
A soft voice inside you tells you to quit.
Your mother looks you in the eyes
She wishes you never existed.
Every candle you see you want to blow out
Because you want to blow out your own.
Trying to learn new things is so difficult for you
Seemingly so easy for everyone else.
Every night you go to sleep alone
Nothing in life will ever change that.
Every moment of every day you think of an escape
None of them seem feasible.
Your job is meaningless
Even your boss doesn’t care whether you are there or not.
The last person that hurt you
Was the very last person you’ll ever allow to hurt you.
Yet every day
You get out of bed
Fake smiles to strangers
Laugh with friends
Because nobody knows
You just wish it would all end.