I am driven
I am fearful
I am protective of what's inside
I've been through hell
Watched my Mother protect me
Watched her chose my future instead of fear
I've gained an angel
Through a loss so tearful
I've lived a life
hard with strife!
I am strong
I am smart
I am wise beyond my years
I have lived more life than those beyond my age
I am wise beyond what any could imagine
I am strong - I tell myself each morning,
I make jokes to find the strength
I reach deep
beyond the pain
I find myself again…
I know life is at times beyond reach...
I intend on being able to teach
I am strong, I am wise, I am crazy deep down inside!