In times of tragedy and strife,
I flip a switch inside of me.
I become the strong one,
I put on my mask,
attempting to put the well-being of others before mine.
I disregard my own feelings for the time being,
just so i can make others feel okay.
I bottle up every emotion inside of me,
all for what?
It happens every time.
I never know when to draw the line,
and consider the validity of how i’m feeling.
Just because i cope in different ways,
doesn’t mean my emotions are any less important or valid.
I never take a step back and breathe deeply,
I make myself the strong one.