Poem: Not just yet

I know the world is weighing you down
I know your screaming without making a sound
But don’t give in just yet
There is more to come
The shackles of reality have bared their fangs at you
Pain’s voice is quietly whispering what to do
But don’t give in just yet
There is more to see
A smile you have yet do, awaits in the dark
Happiness always hides a booth inside misery’s theme park
Wishes and dreams taken from you
No good deed goes unpunished, never seemed more true
But don’t let this break the pride, that has kept you standing
Don’t shatter that attitude, that no matter what, keeps smiling
I know its piling up, I know your mornings seem less bright
I know your inches away, from surrendering the fight
But don’t give in just yet
There is so much waiting for you
Don’t wait for this to be over, and simply let it slide
Put your chest out, and take whatever life gives you in stride
By the end of it all, after you weathered the storm
You will see acceptance, where you thought you could only mourn
Stand in the rain, with your face to sky
If it gets too much, it’s OK to cry
But don’t give in just yet
There are things you still need to achieve
The past will never decide what is to come
Show genetics that lines can be undone
Rewrite the story they keep telling
Re-brand what it is they keep selling
Family is a title given to those closest to you
Blood isn’t the key for kin, hold those words true
Scream till your soul has let go of all its tears
Cry till you have washed away all your fears
Fight until the fire of passion simmers down
Keeping looking ahead, as if it’s the only path around
Hard times, test you in ways you didn’t think possible
But don’t give in just yet
I need you to be there, to show me you can
There is always a shoulder to cry on
With a pen and a pad, for when it really goes wrong
I won’t ask you to stay strong
You have been doing so, maybe too long
I will ask you to smile, even if it’s to hide the pain
I will ask you to laugh, even if it makes you look insane
I know it feels like it’s just not meant to be
And I know it feels like the future will be empty
But don’t give in just yet
There is more to come
There is more to see
There is so much waiting for you
There are things you still need to achieve
I need you to be there, to show me you can
Don’t give in … not just yet

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This one is for someone who is going through some hard times. I could be there to give that person a hug or any kind of other help. So I had to do what a writer does, and help with words. This might just be the first time I tried to uplift someone with words. I hope it works, because hard times can be really dark. Poem: Not just yet