being strong is not a request,
it’s a fact.
a hard fact
because in this world,
if you aren’t strong,
be strong through the failures,
and the failures are plenty.
be strong through the million lectures
lectures tinted with red yells,
and don’t let your tears slide.
be strong through the times you are hurt,
bloodied knee, twisted ankle.
learn to build a stone wall,
facades are second nature.
but being strong means asking questions,
cunning and ambition.
being strong is a hard fact,
being strong is the only way