Written by: Joya Wortham

Something's trying to hold me back 
From succeeding and accomplishing my dreams
I try to keep them from turning black 
And put in my head that it's not as hard as it may seem 
No more pain, no more stress
to ever again enter my heart
All of my problems need to be addressed
And now is the time to start
I stretch and reach as far as I can
But I get nothing
I cry in need of a helping hand
But still, I get nothing
I reach deep inside
To give me the strength that I need
I'm NOT gonna run away and hide
From doing what I gotta do for me