i’m not like you

I wonโ€™t let myself be broken down,

shattered shards of a deconstructed self.

I wonโ€™t let myself break

under the weight

of worlds bearing down on my shoulders.

But I know one thing. Iโ€™m not like you.

You, who refuses to live in the present but picks at the scars of the past.

You, who would rather be a ghost and haunt those you lost.

Lost through resentment filled waves of bitterness, a scourge of misery and envy.

Iโ€™m not like you, this isnโ€™t a game, but you play as if weโ€™re puppets competing to win.

To win what?

Iโ€™ve learnt many things about myself,

how to stay true to myself,

how to ensure I donโ€™t break under the exhaustive weight of people wishing i would fail.

I smile.

Hug my family.



Tell my friends how much I adore them.

Work hard as fuck.

Because Iโ€™m not playing a game,

but I certainly donโ€™t want to waste my life worrying and

breaking down because of the words you speak,

the vitriol you write.

I work to be the best I can be.

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