You’re scared of good things happening
because they always get ripped from you
and you have a devil in your ear telling you
you don’t deserve it. Remind me to kiss the woman
who brought you into this world with deaf ears.
The lack of security in your heart
keeps your mind on guard for the graveyard shift.
You’ve seen an unkind world close up, right in your own kitchen.
But even the most beautiful flowers are planted in dark soil
so please close your eyes and sleep tonight.
There are millions of soldiers who have lost your battle
and still you stand, chest cracked open and bleeding.
You raise your voice for the ones fallen before you
combating the Demons screaming for your surrender.
You silence them with your strength, even with wounds still tender.