Can’t you see who you’ve become?
The strong beautiful Amy Belle
It was the name your Nanny gave you
You set aside the broken little girl.
Life gave you matches
I thought you’d burst into flames
You hate yourself so much
But you’re not the one to blame.
You are so strong minded
Who would’ve thought you’d be a nurse?!
You tend to the wounds of others
When your own bullet holes hurt.
It breaks me to see you cut yourself
But I of all people understand
You can’t speak words of sadness
Your smiles constantly on demand.
All you needed was a chance
Can’t you see how much you’ve grown?
You have done it all by yourself
The independent women I’ve always known.
I looked at your feet dangling off the bridge
I saw the pills on the floor
You were never making it up
You’re not stupid or immature.
It’s okay to ask for help
It’s okay to be wrong
It’s okay to not be perfect
It’s exhausting to be strong.
I am so proud of you
Ignoring the voices at your ears
For putting down the razor
For fighting all these years.
Your wings are stretched- you’re flying!
Hope will never leave
Remember you are worth love
Did I mention- you are me.
Love Amy Belle