For the broken and bruised
The stripped down and shamed.
For the fallen and the forgotten.
The shut up and shoved down.
The wrote about and ridiculed.
We are the things they talk about.
The thoughts that cannot be silenced.
The broken mends stronger
We are clothed with purpose and courage
We stand bolder and with confidence
We rise up and speak louder
We own our story and turn it on them
Rock bottom has built more heroes than you could ever imagine.
Heroes create hope
Hope creates a future
— Trena Wall, Be Your Voice Project