Just Because I Say I Will Live

All day long
People in my ear
Asking if I am okay
I simply reply
I will live,
I have before,
But….

Just because I say that i will live
Does not mean
That i will
Not be battered
And scarred
From the fire

Just because I say that I will live
Does not mean
That i even want
To live through
The whole war

Just because I say i will live
Does not mean
that I myself
Even believe
The lie I tell you
Just to calm your nerves

Just because I say I will live
Does not mean
That I give you
Permission to hear
The true tale
And ask me
Why I so sweetly
Lie to your face

Just because I say I will live
Means only
That i would
Rather not talk
About the truth
For I myself
Believe life is
Getting so hard
that it is easier
To brush the truth
Away and escape
To the world I create
With my own pen.

Just Because I Say I Will Live

tinkster08

Greenville, United States

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