by Myca Williamson
em·pow·er make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights
I once asked for strength,
But He gave me too much.
I didn't know I'd have to carry the world.
I once asked to forgive,
And now my heart is too big.
Who knew it could ache like this?
I once asked for thick skin,
To protect me when I'm scared.
I didn't know I'd be grazing bullets.
I once asked for rain
To grow beyond belief.
But I forgot the mud came too.
I once asked to be brave,
Fearless feats and no doubts.
I forgot about the angst of battle.
I once asked for truth,
Enlightenment of the unknown.
But now I bear the burden of honesty.
I once asked for love,
And now my soul is smitten.
I didn't know this haven existed.
I once asked to feel,
Nostalgia bleeding from my being.
But now I wish to be numb.
Then, I asked for the key to happiness,
To unleash my daring dreams.
It was in my pocket all along.
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