The fresh sting of heartbreak can take away happiness.
The crash of disappointment can wipe a smile off our faces.
Time can take away beauty.
Love can evaporate.
Shock can override bliss.
Friendships can dissolve in knots of betrayal.
But the one thing that can never be taken from us—
Nothing can take away the thing inside
That tells us to rise, to rise, to rise
To keep going
To get the fuck back up, even though it hurts like hell
To keep facing life even when our hearts are full of despair
To rise from the most terrible tragedies
Can take away our resilience,
Our ability to rise.
The grit inside
That tells us to keep going
Even when it hurts like hell,