Behind the shades
You never know what my eyes have seen or what my ears have heard
In this lifetime, a lot of things will leave you disturbed
People will shortchange you and not always give you what you deserve
Why do you put your lips on a face that you never kissed?
Pay attention to people because it’s always something that you’ve missed
Why do we bury people in depression and offer no help?
Mental Illness is real; choose to be a part of their recovery steps
You never know how one lies down at night to rest
Hour after hour no sleep yet
Been up worrying, I bet
People will never forget how those first, second, and third degree burns felt on their hearts
The sun may not shine on me like it does you
However, that doesn’t mean that I’m not shining
It’s just a difference between our timing
Sometimes it’s so hard to let the light in
Reflections of what life was back then
Everyone has a story
Be mindful of who gets your glory
Behind the Shades you may never know
Please just don’t be a part of why my head hangs low.
Written By: Marquisha Applewhite