I stand tall every moment I can
Shoulders pulled back, so tight my spine aches.
In my head it's an act,
I smile because I'm scared
Because I am small and weak,
And I know no other way to convince myself of my worth
Than to sacrifice myself to others.
When I am asked for help my heart swells
I push myself past my breaking point,
Taking on tasks that I'm not sure I can complete,
In hopes that when I fail I'll have a chance to try again.
I am nothing impressive,
I do not look daring,
I don't have a booming voice,
Or a looming form,
Some days I can't grin,
Often people look to my brothers
They ask for a big, strong, young man
I am standing right there,
I have a neighbor,
she lives alone,
Sometimes my mom drives her to the airport,
I help her carry her bags to and from the car,
She thanks me for the help and I want to cry
She makes me feel strong.
The one across the street,
Has known me half my life
She trusts me with everything,
Even after I killed her favorite plant,
It gets draining sometimes
But I love running across the street to deliver something
I love when she thanks me and says I'm so helpful.
I'd give up everything
Just to shine
To be big and strong
This is not the best, and most was written while crying. I appreciate any feedback because I did not edit this at all!