You keep it together; incessantly resisting giving a beat down.
You don’t give up; even when colors all fade to black.
You never stop dreaming; even when nightmares shake you awake.
You keep going; pushing through the tears.
You figure it out; contemplating impossible answers.
You don’t buy or sell the lies; you protect the truth with your very life.
You go all in; mastering the fine art of balance between pleasure and pain.
You don’t back down, you truck whatever is in your way.
You don’t apologize for standing firm; right is right…. now, or a million years from now.
You don’t let fear replace your fun; that rush is rare…. get it good.
You don’t let the circumstance take you from yourself; you immerse your entire being into ride-or-die love.
Most importantly…. you don’t become a fallen angel; you hold on to your innocence.