Giving Up

Have you ever heard
The saying
“You are what people
Make you out to be?”
That is what makes
This girl confused.

Aren’t we supposed to be
Our own person;
Who we want to be in life?
She feels like she is not allowed
To be herself.

People always tell her,
“You’re a fighter.” or
You never give up."
They tell her
“You can do it,”
And she feels stupid because
It seems too difficult.

She tries extremely hard,
But she just can’t get it.
People encourage her
Hoping she will get it.
It used to be that way,
Where all it took was
Encouraging words.
But now, words do not help.
She doesn’t know what
She is doing anymore.

There are times in life when
She wants to GIVE UP.
She wants to just
“Let it all go” and
Not care.

But she feels like she
CANNOT do that.
She feels if she does
People will look at her
Differently.
Lose all Respect
For her.
Stop liking her.
Stop being her
Friend.

Nobody will look at her
The same way again.
She won’t even look at
Herself the same way either, so
She wouldn’t blame them.

But she likes the way
People see her now.
She just doesn’t like the
Expectations and Telling
Her who she is and is not.
She is a person who
Never gives up.

By being a person who
Doesn’t give up though,
She stresses herself out,
Makes herself sick,
She is not happy.

She feels like she fails at
Everything right now;
Giving up wouldn’t matter.
It would make her happy.
Or would it?

She doesn’t even know.
Would it make her happy
As she thinks?
Or would she be
More depressed?

There are so many questions,
So many regrets,
So many lies.
She doesn’t know what to
Think or Do.

All she knows is
She doesn’t want to be what
People tell her to be.
She doesn’t want to be unhappy.
She just wants to be able to
Look at herself
In the mirror
Each morning
And say,
“I know her.”

Giving Up

Shorty314

Joined April 2008

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