I was there through it all,
I saw you rise and I watched you fall.
I was there at your best,
When you were the center of the rest.
I thought how wonderful it is
For you to have a life like this.
But I watched it all pass,
Too quick and way too fast.
I watched you grow beyond your years
And slowly develop fear after fear.
I watched your dreams being seized
And others forced upon you despite the pleas.
I saw your world being thrown in an abyss
While every face you knew was dismissed.
I saw you care when no one else did,
And the scar in there, you so well hid.
I watched you achieve with no acknowledgement,
Like the things you acquired were of no significance.
I saw you watch them plan their lives
While you were on hold, put to the side.
I watched you keep your thoughts to yourself
Just so they won't bruise anyone else.
I saw you perfect this act of pretend
That everything was fine, no need to amend.
I watched you cry yourself to sleep
I felt you pain it was too deep.
I heard your blatant silent scream
And watched everyone refuse to hear.
I watched you live lifelessly
Breathing to survive tiresomely.
I saw you smile but I felt your ache
I watched you laugh, but saw your heart break.
I was there through it all
Beginning, end, rise and fall.
It's unfortunate that I have to say,
Hoping hopelessly for better days,
That this knowledge of your history
Frightens the feature out of me.