I am the one who wants to succeed

Submitted by Writer on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:53

I am the one who wants to succeed,

To never follow in footsteps but create my own path,

Wear my own shoes, and even tie them too.

The treads leave a lasting mark on the earth

An imprint of where I’ve been

And a telling of where I’ll go.

 

I am the one who wants to succeed

My journey into the world will be perilous

I anticipate how my breath will run thin.

As I hike up the hills toward each goal  

And my shoes will slip and trip my legs

On the way to the invisible but powerful finale.

 

I am the one who wants to succeed

Though at times I’ll beg for the strength to quit,

These shoes have tough treads to navigate,

They guide me as I venture on

Even giving a soft kick when necessary

To be inspired by everything.

 

I am the one who wants to succeed.

In boots, in sneakers, even heels

With buckles and straps

And velcro on those lazy days.

I put on the shoes, they direct me,

But I am the one who wants to succeed.    

 

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