Feeble in my heart, weaker still in my thoughts
Carried like a burden the pieces of a broken heart
Followed the dream once cast in my sleep
An ocean of desires, and a drive so deep
Though it was years ago I haven’t woken up
They thought I’d be over but I haven’t given up
Will I ever know? I’ll never know
Until I get to the place where I’ll know
That I have arrived and I’ve made my mark
That I have opened my eyes and lit my way through the dark
Always listened to my heart more than my mind
Stumbled many a times; one too many times
Fallen face first in mud and filth
Stepped in and out of doubt, frustration and guilt.
Crossed paths with all the right and did too many wrongs
Felt myself breaking but kept singing my song
This weakness I have of following a dream
Gave me the strength of believing what isn’t seen
Better a place where there’s satisfaction in reaching
Than a place full of regret from never trying.
Step by step and day by day
“Where there’s a will there’s always a way”
Pretended to be deaf when the voices said no
Looked over and beyond the obstacles they throw
Thrust back at the wind that pushed against me
Whatever I did, I never turned back to flee
Take this from me, I know this game too well
If you lose your queen, you’ll have no story to tell.
You are who are, and there’s only of you around
The dream the stirs in your heart, has searched the world and found
That only you could carry it and follow it through
To fulfill this destiny, no one else will do.
You were created for greatness. Yes this is true!
Despite what the world says, know there’s a queen inside of you.
©R. A. Douglas
April 24, 2013.