who does this outside pressure come from?
who is it that tells you that you somehow fall short?
who tells you that you need to fit in?
even though sometimes it seems that the space was meant for square blocks and you’re a round peg
the message you get is not accurate
even if it comes from you
because truly you can do anything you want to do with your life
no matter what they put in your way
who tells you that you are good enough?
that they like you how you are today?
and even when you livened things up a bit
who told you they still like you?
who smiled when you made room for another person
because we’re all in this together
who knew that even if you made a mistake
no one is perfect and no one expects you to be at every moment
sometimes you’re just nice to be around
sometimes it’s okay to make someone smile on a hard day during hard times
sometimes people like your quirkiness
sometimes they don’t care that you think too much
sometimes you’re doing just fine
sometimes it’s okay to let go a little more
and not worry
and not be scared
and not hold your breath
and not think about whatever goes on behind those eyes
sometimes it’s okay