Don’t Give Up

December 2, 20173 min read

Everybody has something that is going on behind closed doors. There is not one single person who isn’t going through something at this very moment. People like to think that they have it the worst, and with that mentality no one will overcome their hardships. You are certainly not alone. I believe that in order to be happy, it’s necessary to believe that things will get better. You need to have hope.

This is to the kids who think there’s nothing to live for,

For the ones who don’t seem to fit in.

This is for the parents of a misfit teenager,

And the girl who’s up crying at 2 a.m.

Don’t give up.

To the Dads who return late at night,

And the Moms who’ve always stayed home.

For the kids who push themselves to the breaking point,

And the parents who never seem to know what’s going on but still try their best,

Don’t give up.

This is for the self conscious girl who counted every calorie until she couldn’t keep up,

And to the depressed boy who struggled getting out of bed this morning.

To all those people who feel like they’re only being dragged down further and further each day.

Because pressure is their greatest enemy in the world.

Don’t give up.

This is for the ones who sleep with the lights on,

And for the people who are afraid of the future.

To those who are ambitious and wish to live forever,

And to the others who wouldn’t mind dying at all.

Don’t give up.

To the people who have had their heart broken,

And to the one’s who aren’t really sure what love is.

To the shy people who never speak up,

And to those with many regrets.

Don’t give up.

To the girl who’s always been insecure,

And to the boy who took that away for a while.

Only to find out that loving yourself is what matters the most.

Because you could have the love of the whole world and still feel empty inside.

Don’t give up.

Even if you think that it’s your only option,

Don’t give up.

Even if you cry for hours upon hours,

Don’t give up.

Even if you can’t help but break down,

Don’t give up.

Even if you decide you simply can’t go on another day.

Don’t give up.

Because whether you try to persevere or not,

And whether you actually try to make the best of things and move forward

Will truly show how strong you are.

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Lindsay Torey

Book lover, plant caregiver, and Harry Potter fanatic.