I am afraid more than I care to admit,
I feel insecure and often feel like I am breaking.
I find it hard to give in and submit,
I habitually feel forsaken.
Even among all of these feelings,
I know that I am here for a reason.
I have learned to appreciate all of my blessings,
This is my time to capture the season.
I have learned to get up and start anew,
Just as the Phoenix rises from its ashes
In order to succeed I often remind myself of my virtue.
I am learning to feel brave more often than afraid,
Through confidence I am repairing the breaks;
I will not yield and refuse to be frayed,
I have learned that God does not make mistakes.
By, Dawn M. Perrone
May 25th, 2010