She said “you are worth saving”,
And I wanted to ask why,
For I went to bed at sundown,
Dreading seeing the daylight.
She told me, you are beautiful,
And I traced down all my scars,
Feeling every indentation-
Shrivelling at their sight.
She told me pick your self up,
There’s still strength in your stride;
But darkness had convinced me-
My bones could barely stand.
I wished that she would leave me,
To the company of my thoughts,
But my Lord had other plans, for
She stuck like gum on a wall.
Until I began to ponder,
What is it she sees in me;
Maybe beneath, I was more than,
Brokenness and fragility.
I sifted through the darkness,
For a single ray of light,
Something to show I was deserving,
Of such friendship, such heart.
Then everyday at sundown,
Under the company of the stars,
I searched for worth within me,
Even a trace, would suffice.
She said, I was worth saving,
Now I finally understand;
You can’t compel a person,
You can only show them how-
To believe they are worth saving.