people who blame us for the way that they feel
are the ones who need our help the most
and even though it is so, so difficult
when treated with contempt by said people,
to keep our emotions level
and to not balk, stagger, or cry
and to not let ourselves feel like absolute shit
we really need to try
because that’s the only way
to move humanity forward.
If someone gave you a flame
in an otherwise dark world,
what would you do with it?
Would you keep it safe, hidden from others,
taking it out only from time to time?
I say, use it to light your way
to the desperate wicks of others
and give them hope.
The flame can go on forever but not on your wick alone.