It’s Throwback Thursday
On the internet world
(Which has now become the whole world)
Swiping and tapping and posting and hashtagging
Thousands will plaster their memories
On screens and Newsfeeds for all to enjoy
But what about the not so happy Thursdays?
The Thursdays marked by tears and questions and why Gods?
What about the Thursdays nobody talks about?
What about the Thursdays when you didn’t get out of bed
Because the doubt you carried within you
Was too heavy
What about the Thursdays when you observed the world around you in silence
Because the fear you fought within you
Was too strong
What about the Thursdays when you laughed to keep from crying
Because the grief you hid within you
Was begging to be noticed
Was screaming for attention
What about those Thursdays?
All of you
Even the hard and calloused parts
Even the tender and broken parts
Alive for another Thursday
Throwback to the Thursdays you never thought would end
Throwback your head and your heart and laugh and cry
Honor the Thursdays when you just survived
Honor the Thursdays when you fought for your life
Your sanity, your freedom, your dignity, yourself
Throwback to the Thursdays that broke you
That wrecked you, that saved you, that made you
Throwback to the Thursdays that brought you here
To this Thursday