In my mother’s womb, like a spec I was,
unaware of the world around me.
Protected and safe, inside my cocoon,
I was a caterpillar experiencing my metamorphosis.
My introduction to this world beautiful yet terrifying,
I had no understanding of the world before me.
As I grew, I knew joy, laughter and bliss, no indication that life was not all sunshine and rainbows.
Soon I would be off into the world,
having my own experiences
learning new people,
creating a life outside my home.
At my earliest ages of knowing and understanding what a future was I began to dream,
imagining all that I could be,
putting no limitations on my capabilities,
the universe was a kingdom that I could conquer in full.
As I grew older the bliss became bleak,
gone were the days of childish dreams,
picturing oneself to be all that there could be,
Instructed I needed to pick,
or I would face being left behind.
Stoic and focused is what I’ve become,
Set on achieving goals not only for myself,
but for a family that has placed their dreams within me.
Though I was born long ago,
I walk this Earth feeling as if my life has only just begun,
though I have faced society’s attempt at leaving its imprint on me,
I view this world as my own,
nothing is out of my reach,
my dreams are mine to make true.
I stand strong and believe,
my possibilities are limitless.