She stood before the expanse of water intimidated
The current of fear paralyzed her
Should she take the tentative approach or just dive right in?
Awkward, she would never fit it
Was her voice not valid?
The waves of self-doubt crashing in her mind
The opinions of others sweeping away her self-confidence
She remained anchored to the shore, after all, it was safe, wasn’t it?
Caught up in the riptide of uncertainty
Drowning in the illusion of failure
Struggling to escape the net of unhappiness
She would defy the odds
Sink or swim her dreams would be realized
Copyright Tachira Wiltshire
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