Society's expectations like an avalanche
I bear it until I fear I will suffocate
And then I run.
Past the people, past the building, past my world's burdens.
I hike up the hill until I am high above the city
And I am the one looking down on them.
Sweaty with perspiration
Drenched in inspiration
My mind at last set free.
And I dream what I could be
A dancer with grace and charm,
A milkmaid on a distant farm.
A politician who makes her claim,
Or a refugee worker to help the lame.
Up here I have the strength, the determination.
I will do it all,
I'm not told what I can not
But rather that anything's possible when you believe.
I stand strong,
No limitations, no fears
For once, I feel free.
I stand with the wind whipping around me
Strong and Independent.
No makeup, no photoshop