Nobody’s Story

Nobody’s story is simple
To get to where you are now had to come from somewhere
Even growing in perfection has moments of misdirection
Every stained glass had its broken moments

The one who has it all together had to learn to stretch to wrap their arms around the broken years
The one who shines so brightly in the light has trouble falling asleep at night because of fear of darkness
The early riser, morning conqueror never fell asleep in the first place
The one so quiet and concentrated has learned to gather scattered thoughts to keep from going crazy

We try to put everyone in a box
Believing no one can understand
That everyone’s life must be easy
Because you can watch them breathe while you feel as though you’re suffocating

Things don’t go to plan
Because the chaos of the universe already has its order
As we try to grasp it we fall apart
Developing a story to be told

Nobody’s story is simple
To get to where you are now had to come from somewhere
So tell it

Bright Eyes

They called her bright eyes
Because her eyes shine bright like the stars, like her mind
They say she lights up every room, even if she’s hiding
With her soft demeanor and her smile that is kind

But she worries that her flame has gone out
She can’t shine for them anymore
She can’t even shine for herself as a cloak of darkness overwhelms her
Not knowing she’s still burning, deep down in her core

Fighting to become the person that they all thought she was
Forcing deep breaths in and out of her tired lungs
Not ready to face the fear she has become
All she sees before her she thought she’d left behind; thought she was done

They’d never know this all is crushing her
Trying so hard not to collapse beneath the weight she carries
On her shoulders, in her heart, she can’t bear it
Just drop it, Bright Eyes, let it go

She used to be a fire, unkempt
She brought warmth, light, and danger
She was wild, and they loved it
If only they could see her today

Maybe all she needs is a spark
Strike a quick match on the stone she is becoming
Light up her eyes; light up the world
Keep her close to your heart, she’s more than just a girl

There was a time when she was the life of the party
Maybe she could make her way back there again
Just warm her up, watch her go
In a sea of joy, we could watch her swim

Climb with her to a high, high peak
Let her be a lighthouse to those who don’t know they’re lost
Don’t let her hide, can you save her?
Maybe soon she can save you too

You see, they called her bright eyes
Her eyes are brilliant, her mind is bright
She thought her flame had gone out in her weakness
But she was wrong; she is strong

They call her bright eyes
Watch her as she burns