Smiling Under Pressure

This world will kick you when you’re down
Make you feel so bloody small
Some people even kick you when you’re down
Just to make themselves feel tall.

That’s how big they are
How big they’ll always be
To kick you when you are down
View it as opportunity.

Now these people might find it hard
To look you in your eye
When you raise up from the floor
And still flash them a smile.

You don’t need to kick them
No, you don’t need them at all
For you are not the victim
And you are not their ball.

You are something more
You are something better
You raised up from the floor
While lifting off their pressure.

They’d not lend a hand
But to keep you down
And yet there you stand
Smiling, while they try to hide their frown.

These people aren’t your friends
But don’t make them your enemies
Let them be what they pretend
No harm to keep them friendly.

But you live your life for you
And you note, that when you fell
And life was beating you blue
They tried beat you black as well.

People never cease to surprise you
Their selfishness never fails to amaze
From lows let something beautiful rise and rise in you
Till the day you’re lowered in the grave.

For you are something more
For you are something better
You raised up off the floor
Smiling under pressure.

© Daniel Breslin