And Still I Rise

Dead Sea, Israel
Swimmers float effortlessly in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea near Ein Bokek, Israel. Ten times saltier than seawater, the lake is extremely buoyant and a popular destination for holidaymakers. It’s also Earth’s lowest point on land.
You may write me down in history, With your bitter twisted lies.  You may tread me in the very dirt, But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops,  Weakened by my soulful cries. You may shoot me with your words,  You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.

I looked at the boy, 
Shook my head and said,
"Some wounds may never heal, 
But I’d rather be bleeding than be dead.”


Oh shut up. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you hurt, you heal. After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still you choose to believe that the night will last forever. Nothing lasts forever. Not the good or the bad. So you might as well smile while you’re here.