Be Proud, Warrior- Because You Chose to FIGHT (a poem)

be proud - image showing top of a person's face wearing sunglasses, looking up, with blurred basketball net in the background

People often tell you to be proud,

Proud of who you are

…of what you have achieved

I always seem to let these comments fall on deaf ears,

Telling myself I’m nothing compared to my peers

Well I’ve decided today that I am actually wrong,
And I am allowed to be proud of the person I have become.

3 years ago I made a choice…

I chose not to give up, but instead I chose to fight

Today stares me in the face and yells,

That choice was right

I changed the direction of my own life, and I fought to get where I am.
But until now I have never thanked myself for  making that decision…

So I guess what I am trying to say, is look back at how far you have come, and all you have fought through

Thank YOURSELF, because you wouldn’t be where you are now without your own determination.

There is no shame in being proud of yourself and who you are.

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