Elizabeth Hargrave, sophomore

Happiness is a door,

A door that hides the pain and sadness,

The sadness that the only way to cope is music,

Music that tells us to be true to ourselves,

Music that tells us that everything is going to be okay,

Music that tells us it’s okay to not be okay,

Happiness is a door,

A door that we keep closed,

Because how dare we show what’s under our skin,

How dare we show emotion,

Happiness is the door we choose to keep closed,

Closed to the world,

Closed to friends,

Closed to family,

Happiness is a door kept closed.