The strong ones are the ones who have
Learned how to break.
From break-ups to breakdowns
Where people have unexpectedly stolen
We have felt ourselves crumble
At risk of being blown away
By the changing winds of our lives.
Yet time and time again we
Glue ourselves back together again.
Hope, faith, and tears create an emotional cement
That strengthens the remaining cracks in our psyches.
We rise over and over again from the ashes like Phoenixes.
Reborn, recreated and restored.