I may have written myself off
In disappointment, in despair
I may have felt the shame of being called a never-do-well
Nevertheless, like sun, I’ll shine
Does my brightness upset your darkness?
Why are you encircled with gloom?
Because I’m glittering
Sparkling in my world
Just like seas and oceans
With the assurance of tides
Just like aspirations vaulting high
Does my sagacity vex you?
Don’t you take my sapience for pride?
Because I laugh like I’m El-sagacious
Obeying the omnipotent effort
You may hit me with your criticisms
You may cut me with your envious eyes
You may shoot me with your ‘sticks and stones’
Nevertheless, like moon, I’ll shine
Does my lean nature perturb you?
Does it come as a bombshell?
That I’ve got the protection of the angels
Always present wherever I go
Out of a life filled with fears
Up from a past that’s rooted in mistakes
I’m a locomotive, strong on my track
Speeding and sailing
Leaving behind days with the wrong people
Like star, I shine
Into a future that’s well-defined
Bringing the gifts that my Maker gave
I inspire and motivate
Blessing my generation with my divine wittedness
I am the Light of the world