When I was young I dreamed of reaching the moon

and I dreamed of saving the world.

I dreamed of becoming the best me I could be

but chasing dreams is harder than it seems

because disappointment and doubt appear to be the only things in route.

So I hide in the shadows and pray that my true self never shows

because the more I care, the more I have to lose

and opening up my heart means allowing it to bruise.

But I’m strong and I’ll survive

and only love can keep the heart alive.


-April 2012