Despite today’s smiles and laughter, yesterday’s tears and heartbreak will not be forgotten

To try to force them out only buries them deeper

To try to forget and discredit them will only disguise and solidify them

To have a sob story or two is no defeat, to have nothing but fulfilled wishes is no victory

All my “This isn’t how it’s supposed to be” brought me to “But this is how it is”

All my “I thought it was supposed to be better” brought me to “This is actually pretty good”

The “I’m so lonely” is now followed by “But I know I’m not alone”

The tragedy only ushered in the reality

When you can accept what’s real you’re not paralyzed by the broken promises that were never made

You can dream as long as you keep in mind that you have to wake up