Forward and Back

One step forward,

Two steps back.

They try to make up

For what they lack.

Everyone thinks

That they're okay,

Nobody suspects

That it's their last day.

One step forward,

Two steps back.

They try to make up

For what they lack.

They tell their parents

That they want to move

Because they think

Their life will improve.

One step forward,

Two steps back.

They try to make up

For what they lack,

But nobody here

Knows who they are;

Nobody knows

That they're a star.

A while into the future,

Their minds are clear.

They know now

That they have nothing to fear.

They met new people

Who they could call their friends.

They found new reasons

To forget all the "ends".

They forgot all the taunting,

The torture, the screams,

They realized they'd forgotten

To follow their dreams.

They realized that it

Had never been them,

But the bullies who couldn't see

That they were a gem,

And now they realized

That to get this far,

They needed someone

To lay the scar;

The scar of beauty and love,

Peace and laughter;

The scar to one's

Happily ever after.

They take two steps forward,

One step back.

They know that they've made up

For what they lack.

Their minds take them

Into the past,

Which is when they realize

That the future arrives so fast.

They want to tell their bullies

That the pain leaves a beautiful scar,

But the pain was necessary

For them to become a star.

Two steps forward

And one step back,

They try to help others

Make up for what they lack.

But really,

There's nothing gone.

What everyone says?

It's all wrong.

You're perfect,

Just the way you are.

Don't change what you're like,

Don't put your heart in a jar;

Don't seal yourself away

To make acceptance out of hate.

Maybe you're able

To change your fate,

But to do so,

You need to be yourself,

Even in sickness,

Even in health.

Take two steps forward,

Forget the step back,

Ignore what they say;

There's nothing you lack.






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