The strongest people I know
have been overtaken by their weaknesses.
They know what its like to lose control.
The strongest people I know
have cried in the shower and in their car.
They know loss and guilt all too well.
The strongest people I know aren't bulletproof.
They have felt the searing pain of life's shots.
The strongest people I know
make the decision every day to wake up
and place their two feet on the ground
even though they know the monsters beneath
their bed will grab at their ankles.

The strongest people I know
are not strong by definition, at all.

They are mistake-makers.
They are mess-creators.
They are survivors.

-alicia cook

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I hope you enjoyed this poem -m ♡