There are some moments
When the weight of gratitude
Truly humbles me.
Sometimes the feelings get too big
And there’s no hole that I can dig
That’s big enough to hide away
The harder things I never say
I never quite learned how to manage
Emotions that make me a savage
Tell everyone it’s not their fault
Seal the pain inside a vault
That acts as my own inner tomb
That blows apart once out of room
How can I name things I don’t know?
Feelings never meant to show
How can it be that I’m not steel,
Immune from human needs to feel?
The fact is I’m a person, too
With fears & doubts & pain like you
And I work hard to keep a hold,
To keep intensity controlled
Sometimes I slip, but so do you
I know that you get big feels, too
I guess there’s always work to do
And that’s okay… Yes, I’m okay
Know that you are okay, too.