they say in order for you to succeed
you must be able to handle 
being hated as much as being loved

when someone you know
publicly proclaims your ugliness
your worthlessness
you will know you are ready
to step into the spotlight

for from that day forward
nothing anyone could say or do
will ever hurt you

it could never compare
it could never come close
it will never ever cut as deep

as the proclamation
of the one you know

it has all been said

you have
nothing left
to lose