We’re not meant to be happy

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We’re not meant to be happy

The pores of our skin cover up with smog again,
We live a different life, don’t we,
We don’t belong to the lights, the shimmering incandescence everyone enjoys,
We’re not meant to be happy.

The pain that everyone fears to face, rests in each of our crevasses,
We have terrible fates, don’t we,
We don’t stay with colours for long, the hues that give radiance to each smile, each laughter,
We’re not meant to be happy.

As sunshine creeps into our windows that behold all that is dark and desolate,
Calling each one of them out to play, to go merry about the grandiose of the world, with faces aloft,
We admire the subtle inflections in a bird’s chirp, the glitter on the outside, not for us to caress and embrace,
It is true that we are nothing like the sun, for it is made of the rainbows and the glamour it evokes,
We’re not meant to be happy.

As the moonlight glints in the sky, surrounded by all that is dark and desolate,
Calling each one of us by name,
telling us that we are special and built to endure; the fighters, the dreamers and the artists,
We admire the tiny speck of light buried with darkness galore, grief-stricken and passionate, reminding us of us,
It is true that we’re more like the moon, cursed and beautiful, awake only when night looms, when the feasts have ended,
We’re not meant to be happy.

– Shane
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