I carefully locked them all away,
within a huge box until one day.
Hurt and sadness will consume,
inside you feel dread and doom.
Sometimes it is the only way,
concealing those feelings to another day.
Situations in life can leave you hurt,
by others who would treat you like dirt.
Always know your true worth,
never settle for less esteem than from birth.
Unless you take pride and earn respect,
it will always elude you, unless kept in check.
Each time you allow power to another,
something dies and is lost forever.
Realize that there is strength in retreat,
this never means that you are beat.
Battles are never won in one day,
taking time to re-group is the better way.
The day will come when that box you open,
and know for sure YOU will draw the final curtain.