I am me.

I rise each day
to greet the sun,
the trees,
and the life that
awaits me in my steps

I choose a smile
to give to a passerby
because it may be the only one
that they receive that day

I walk with hope at my side
knowing that there is something
better for me
and if I leave it behind
I may miss the best of me

I look back at what was wrong
and understand that it was necessary
in order to lead me to
what is right

I absorb the bumps in the road
because they are temporary

I reach for the hand of a friend
even when they have pulled it away

I hold tight onto who I have loved
because they will always hold
a piece of who I am

I understand when things seem to make
no sense

I am the only thing
that I know how to be

I am me.

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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