why else would we still be here?
we grew up learning to cheer on the underdog
because we see ourselves in them
we stem from a root planted in the belief
that we are not what we were called we are not abandoned cars stalled out and sitting empty on a highway
and if in some way we are
we only got out to walk and get gas
we are graduating members from the class of
we made it
not the faded echoes of voices crying out
"names will never hurt me"
but our lives will only ever always
continue to be
a balancing act
that has less to do with pain
and more to do with beauty.
~To This Day
Shane Koyczan (true inspiration)