Help Myself

Emalyn Sharp George

If there is one thing that I have learned
It is that I am going to be burned
There is no worth in trust
It just makes me feel like I’ve been flattened by a bus 

It is better to be alone
Than to keep getting broken
My friends all leave me a little more hopeless 
I’ll rely on myself only
Even if it leaves me lonely 

I hate when life proves me right
I wanted to believe things would be different tonight 
The world is the same old mess
And my old methods still work best 

I’m not going to sit here and wallow in my pain 
There’s so much more that I have gained
I know that no one is worth my time
I know that someday I will be alright 

I can’t stop the flames
But I can fortify my armor
What you plan to destroy me with 
Will only make me stronger
Like a sword being forged
The heat stretches and grows
I’ll be sharper than iron
When exposed to the cold
So heat the fire up hotter
I won’t break or melt
I know better now
How to help myself.