Don’t feel sorry for me..

Don’t feel sorry for me, when you see
what sits beneath my vest.
I battled, and fought hard for this,
a medal, engraved upon my chest.

Don’t bully me, when you see,
I can’t keep up in sport,
I’m stronger than you know,
I’m just tired from battles fought.

Don’t define me, when you see,
that we don’t look the same.
I’m not my heart condition
so please call me by my name.

Be happy for me, when you see
this medal I wear with pride.
For if I didn’t have it then
I would have surely died.

Be proud of me, when you see
what sits beneath my vest.
Applaud all I have overcome,
that I’ve always done my best.

Befriend me, when you see
the happy life I live,
This medal, it’s stories to share,
and so much love I have to give.

Don’t feel sorry for me, when you see
what sits beneath my vest.
This medal means I’m surviving
and for that, I’m truly blessed.