I hope, I wish, I dream
Though distant it may seem
That one day I will succeed
And this is my only plea.
They tell me that it’s impossible
And that it simply isn’t plausible.
They tell me I don’t have the talent
Oh! How I wish they would relent!
I hear them ridicule and scrutinize me
Saying “there is no potential here to see.”
And so, I must prove them wrong
No matter the cost, or however long.
Deep down I know that the doubt is not all from them
But from another source does it really, truly stem.
It is then that I realize that the real doubt comes from inside
And it is something I have tried and tried to hide.
I hit a wall that seems impossible to break through
I can’t stop for I must prove! I must prove!
But I feel as if there is nothing but defeat
For their standards are impossible to meet.
Reaching for something so unattainable
I feel as if my dreams are not sustainable.
Imprisoned in my own thoughts of self doubt
I helplessly and aimlessly look about.
Well, it looks as if they were right.
How could I ever think I’d reach such heights?
From here, all I see is a downwards slope.
But then, at the bottom - a glimmer of hope.
I ask myself, why should I care what they say?
For tomorrow is a new and a better day!
With determination and a goal to redeem
I push forward, steadfast on that dream.