Year of chance, year of love, year of heartbreak.
Love was lost as partners left,
Loneliness engulfed kids as divorce struck them
Leaving them longing-
Longing for a new beginning, one with love.
This year of heartbreak was
The year of recovery.
Children became familiar
With the things they loved-
I declared I desired to pursue music education,
I declared "I will get through this,"
Into the face of depression.
I prevailed- I conquered.
Becoming a drummer,
Auditioning for honor ensembles,
Never quitting at the game of life.
2016, I conquered.