Hold On When everything hurts and you can see no end to the pain, How do you manage to keep going, To convince yourself that life is still worth living, Even though you know that the rest of your time on Earth will be mostly struggling and heartache? How do you tell yourself that one day it will all be worth it, That it will all make sense, When the pressure in your chest, The darkness surrounding your thoughts, Keeps closing in until you can't breath anymore? How can you keep lying to yourself? How can you keep saying someday you can hope again? When your whole world is the pain inside you, When the best you can do is just get through the day? Do you keep going with the knowledge that if you hang on, Someone else's life will be saved, Or at least made a little bit less painful? How do you find the strength to sacrifice yourself for someone you don't even know, When you have never been offered the same luxury by someone who is supposed to love you? When everyone around you has taken advantage of you, Of your love, Your compassion, Your kindness. And left you with nothing but their pain when it wasn't your burden to bare. How do you keep going, Keep fighting, Keep struggling through the pain that shouldn't have been yours, When you feel like you're slipping away? When every day you lose a little bit more of yourself, Forget a little bit more of who you used to be. When nothing makes sense. How do you make yourself hold on?