A word that has the power
To make its victims cower
And to leave others smiling with their fond memories.
A new beginning
I saw it as a chance
To make them take a second glance
To see the brand new person I have become.
Something I would never do
I have too much to prove
I didn't have time to waste hiding my face.
Take a risk
I learned to make the bet
Even if I leave with debt
My pride in the gamble will never be forgotten.
The place to stand out
Let them know without a doubt
I won't be just another face in the yearbook.
People to lean on
When the world seems to be gone
Those who will forever be by my side.
The ones who made me stronger
Hold on a little longer
Go the extra mile to show what I'm made of.
Where I can be a part
Of something bigger than my heart
Where their determination is as important as mine.
I no longer live there
I've found in the past year
You can't keep reading the same page over.
An experience that has not deceived
The struggles I would receive
But made me stronger in the process.