Sometimes my thoughts can get twisted
I see you happy. 

I miss this
Things fall apart

When you open your heart

Hiding your heartache won’t fix this

Sometimes your friends are what save you 

Sometimes those friendships enslave you

To their hopes and dreams

They’re not what they seem

Betrayal’s a cathartic breakththrough
Cos it can take a year of falls

And crashing into every wall

Blocking that elusive path

Leading us to love’s life raft

Even if the water’s cold

And you’re feeling tired and old

What can seem a hopeless past

Can become a dream that lasts
So when you fall

Get up, stand tall

Be who you are
Rise up

Be a star

Everything costs

Live strong

Not lost

Everyone falls

Copyright Nnena McKenzie June 2017