Have You Ever Been Afraid To Be Happy?


Have you ever been afraid to be happy?
So afraid to crack open a smile
Because the times when you were once happy
Someone turned that smile into a frown?

Have you ever been afraid to be around someone
Who gives you butterflies and makes you sing?
Have you ever been afraid to fully love?
I know that person was once me

Trapped in the past
But walking into the future
Afraid to just LET GO

Holding on to memories that scarred you
Constantly reopening those same wounds
Instead of letting them heal on their own

Have you ever been afraid to be happy?
So afraid that you questioned why you smile?
Because in the past happiness didn’t last forever
And you always ended up with tears and frowns

Have you ever been afraid to be around someone
Who you can’t go a day without thinking about?
Stop being like the old me
Because sooner or later you will miss out

"Stop being afraid to fully love someone, for one day that someone may be gone." -Monica Renata