He sat in the best seats
And everyone adored him.
The instructors recognized his glory,
And I sat behind him.
I wanted them to know me too
To see my potential
Just for a moment look at me with a spark in their eyes
Not just one but man maybe even hundreds
Can I just have a second of glory?
I will make my move through academics
Then from the mountains of books and rigorous study sessions,
I will get in sports and be fit
I will climb to my best physique
I won’t let others bring me down mentally or physically for another second
And I will be more than prepared when they do
I am tired of being questioned and pointed as the dumbest in my classes.
If only they knew that outside of class, I was a speech medalist
If only they knew that I am a multi subject academic medalist too
If only they knew I had a job out of class as well
Then maybe they would’ve taken notice of me better.
I have taken my stand for social justices in the city parts only to be partially recognized
Because I turned my projects into group projects.
I know that standing alone I would be powerless,
The stand I made got my name in the news papers
But only as a partial contributor.
If only everyone knew that it was my idea,
If only people knew that I have a bright mind coming from a family of drop outs
It’s hard being a 3rd generations American with a Traditional Family
It’s hard to make your father proud when he only wants a tool for work not a scholarly prodigy
It’s even harder when I did it all on my own.
It’s a tough road that I know won't be given any prizes freely
I may not be like Alexander the Great who sat in front of me but I am just as great in my own way.
I may be an underdog now but in time I will own the show.