Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Rise Like The Phoenix

I vividly remember this life transforming moment. It was just another afternoon in Junior College (equivalent to senior year of high school) when I was walking down to the bus stop with three girls who were my only friends. They were eerily walking faster than me so I couldn’t catch up to them but stoppedContinue reading “Rise Like The Phoenix”

I’m Enough

I woke up to meAnd I wanted the world to seeWho I’m meant to be I mustered courageAmongst those filled with rageTo make my own privilege I broke all clicheNever to walk the easy wayCome what may I made dreams Determined by all meansSo I ascend like the queens I conquered my worst fearBeing myContinue reading “I’m Enough”

Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the twoContinue reading “Between Winning and Success”