I have come here on my own
Without a map
I wandered in the wilderness, aimless and alone.
I tripped and I stumbled
Made many mistakes on this road.
This journey has been arduous.
Moreover, it is not done!
I am still walking and I am doing it on my own.
I have learned a multitude of lessons.
A wealth of wisdom in my wallet.
A million experiences in my heart;
They are my compass!
I have bled because of my foolishness,
From my veins and my eyes.
Nevertheless, I am proud of my progress
Since I have done it on my own.
I know where I stand
Because a lifetime has led me here.
I understand who I am
Because a lifetime is defining me.
I am not afraid to stand
Because fear does not destroy me.
I have walked this life my way
And I write my own story.
To the end, I am who I will be,
And that is what I strive for…