If they only knew

These changes I’m going through

I have seen the sun

And have felt the night

I have baptized myself in tears

And drowned in my eyes

Covered myself in open prayers

To ensure the lord would always hear

I’ve picked up my broken pieces

Sealed all my open wounds

And sewn my jagged heart a new

My sorrows no longer strum their tune

Instead my heart beats to soft melodies where my heart can soothe

I have swallowed my pride

And diminished my demons that I’ve tried to hide

I have shed a new skin

Bloomed a new heart

And uncovered depths to my soul like old works of art

Silent tears that once flowed like oceans

Now echo behind me

I’ve cast my pain aside

And learned to smile while dying

Lost myself just to find the real me