To The Girl I Was
rough around the edges / cracked
in places, no one knew about / cracking
every day from sun up to sun down / hush-hush
keep a lip on it / her mind said.
no one cares / no one needs to know
you're broken beyond repair / damaged goods
ready for the trash / a lost cause.
did you really believe all of that mess?
such nonsense from inner doubt / self-sabotage
looking to destroy anything and everything beautiful / your mind
is a place they want to possess / claim
you as property / own your body and mind / another paycheck
nothing more / nothing less.
that's not going to happen / fight back
win this battle / take down the enemy / take
hold of your mind, thoughts, and body / yours
and yours alone / control what you can / leave
behind what you can't / hold tight to your precious