breathe in

1-2-3

You are strong, you are brave
Your mental illness has made you a better person

Breathe out

Don’t let them hurt you
They spew words without thinking
Those ignorant souls

Breathe in

4-5-6

Stand your ground
Don’t back down

Breathe out

Some will not accept you for who you are
And that is ok
Convince yourself of that

Breathe in

7-8-9

Keep trying
Even though the words swim in your head, over and over
Till you’re drowning again

Breathe out

You are enough
Your emotions are beautiful
Forget what they say

I promise

You hear me?

Breathe in
1-2
Keep breathing
Come on
Breathe in
1-2
You hear me?

Repeat after me

I’m rubber you’re glue
Whatever you say bounces off me
And sticks to you

I’m rubber you’re glue
Whatever you say bounces off me
And sticks to you

I’m rubber you’re glue
Whatever you say bounces off me
And sticks to you

I’m rubber you’re glue
Whatever you say bounces off me
And sticks to you

Middlebury College, ’15