Why is it that no one tells you how bad the middle really is?
How the pain and feelings you’ve buried for so long will begin to resurface with a vengeance that can be far too strong.
How you’ll begin to feel happiness again, smiling and laughing with family and friends
Despite the near constant exhaustion of battling your inner demons.
Why is it that no one tells you how long the middle lasts?
How you trudge through the hours and minutes of each day contemplating whether you did the right thing.
How you’ll feel like you have come so far and feel like you might make it to the end
Only to start going back to your old behaviors, steering towards complete relapse.
Why is it that no one tells you how the middle changes you?
How you’ll be unsure of who you’ll become and what will be left when all is said and done.
How you’ll feel relieved when the person you were meant to be is cautiously allowed to be seen
Yet petrified that the person you’ve grown into cannot coexist.
Why is it that no one tells you how hard the middle is?
How uncomfortable and painful it is to battle your thoughts and behaviors relentlessly.
How you’ll begin to conquer your fears and break all your made up rules
Only to realize your mind has formulated dozens more.
Why is it that no one tells you how lonely the middle is?
How you’ll be surrounded by people trying to help and still feel like your just out of their reach.
How you can be in a room full of people who understand sharing your struggle with them
Yet feel like you’re still hopelessly alone.
Why is it that no one tells you how agonizing the middle is?
How your formerly corpse like body begins to show signs of life so you pretend to be as okay as your body now seems.
How you’ll be able to tell some of your most shameful thoughts and tattle on yourself when you engage in behaviors
Even though you’re still in agony behind your no longer lifeless eyes.
Why is it that no one tells you how bad the middle is?