Tired

By Matt Cassem

She moves through life trying her best to be happy.
She wants love. She wants friendship. She wants peace.
She moves through life with little pieces of her being picked away bit by bit. Sometimes from behind a friendly smile.
She moves through life wondering why.
She’s tired.

He moves through life looking over his shoulder, even though he should have no reason to.
He wants success. He wants acceptance. He wants to live.
He moves through life looking back at himself in the mirror, tears falling down his cheeks.
He moves through life screaming into the void.
He’s tired.

They move through life looking at their children with hope, love, worry, and fear.
They move through life looking at their children wondering if they’ll make it.
They move through life looking for any advantage they can grab for them.
They’re scared for them. They’re tired.

What do you do when the world you live in seems is stacked against you.
What do you do when you can’t turn to the people around you who are supposed to love you?
What do you do when you feel there’s nothing that can be done?
What do you do when you’re tired? Fight on.

Fight on? Why?
When it feels like nothing will ever change, it feels like insanity.
When you’re too tired to fight any more. Fight on. There will be change.
Fight on because it matters.
Fight on because she matters.
Fight on because he matters.
Fight on because they matter.
Fight on.