War

This is war
Why did I think it wouldn’t be?
But why must it be?

It is a lonely war

And war is exhausting
and it hurts
and it sucks

And I didn’t even ask for this war
but I fight anyway
It would be easier to give up,
but I’m not one to give up
I’m a fighter
but not in this way
this is new territory
I’m not used to battling here
I don’t really know what I’m doing
Just trying to survive I guess
trying to push through

…trying to keep alive
the tiny seed of hope
trying to stand firm
fight in faith

Be strong and courageous,
for nothing will be impossible…

~ copyright Kelly Elaine ~