Burdened by the world, free of all hope,
She moved through her day with sad eyes.
Painfully shy from her insecurities,
Nobody knew how she felt inside.
She felt all alone: one against the world.
She was drowning inside of herself.
She wished for a way to escape all the pain,
Searched for faults in everyone else.
She looked in the mirror and hated what she saw,
Her beauty was hidden to her eyes.
She wore scars on her wrists and sadness inside.
She wouldn't let anyone hear her cry.
One day she found a note in her textbook.
She'd never seen the handwriting before.
She read with wide eyes that soon filled with tears.
She was shocked. The note had her floored.
"I know life is hard to bear and endure,
And I've seen all the scars that you wear.
I don't want you to live feeling unloved,
So this note is from someone who cares."
She sank to the floor, white as a sheet,
As she looked at the note in her hands.
"Somewhere in the world, somebody cares,
Somebody out there understands."
Whoever you are, whatever you're going through, you're not alone. Have hope.