I struggled with being alone,
Somehow I got through my days alone,
I survived being alone,
Yes, I cried because I was alone,
Yet there were also times when I was able to smile while being alone.
Perhaps nobody cared about me,
Perhaps they did,
Truthfully, I realized what mattered most was the feeling within me,
It wasn’t all about what others did,
I realized that I needed to have faith in me.
I had to believe that I had the ability to face the obstacles alone,
I had to believe that I had what it took to take care of me,
I had to work extremely hard to convince myself that I was okay being alone,
After all, I can’t force anyone to care about me,
Yet, I can learn how to be okay with being alone.