by Rachel Coon
There are days I want to scream
Why aren’t they understanding me?!
There are days I do not care
Doing my best to understand, only what’s there
In front of me
Not the tomorrows or yesterdays
Give me the relevance
To grasp my independence
Why does being good sometimes feel so awkward?
Why does going against the grain initiate such anxiety?
It’s okay to be different, it’s okay to be weird
It’s okay to be you, it’s okay to be true
It’s okay to be unique, it’s okay to be scared
Breaking away from the norm isn’t always the easiest
But I’ve learned it’s the happiest
Change is birthed within us
Stand up for the song your heart sings
Stand up for what your visions will bring
Stand up for everything you believe to be true
& there will not always be an us, without you.