She fought battles no one knew.
Battles that were supposed to take her out.
Defeat her. Beat her.
She cried tears no one ever saw.
She screamed words no one ever heard.
She mourned what she perceived as a loss.
But she pushed through it all.
Even though it took years & all.
Faced her fears & all.
She fell over & over again.
But got up over & over again.
Everyday she looked in the mirror & told pain it would not win.
& she did.
She is resilient.
Always has been, always will be.