You know my name,
but have you met me?
I’m not the same person
I was yesterday,
for the sun is now shining
and it’s warm in the shade.
Have you met me?
Have you seen me when I’m broken,
have you seen me when I’m sad
have you seen me when I’m hungry
have you seen me when I’m mad?
If you’ve not seen my darkness,
don’t indulge in my light,
you’re just there for the highs
leaving me cold in the night.
Have you met me when I’m anxious?
The ‘me’ that’s scared to speak,
the ‘me’ that hates the fighting
Because I feel far too weak.
Have you met the other side of me?
He is happy, he is proud,
he is funny, he’s engaging,
he is confident and loud.
I doubt you’ve ever met him..
very few have seen his smile
but to meet my light and darkness
you will have to stay awhile.
The world is so focused on the highlights of life they forget that we’re humans and we go through pain and difficulty on the path to happiness. Not everyone sees that and those that don’t usually don’t know you as well as they think they do.