While carrying him in the womb- doctors
told his mother
he might not make it. He had to be strong.
He had to fight to make it into this world.
The day he was born was a struggle.
After almost 24 hours of intense labor,
he proved he had the will and right to exist.
But, his existence did not make life easy.
As time passed, he had to fight on the playgrounds
for his turn.
He fought for the attention of peers who treated
him like he didn’t exist.
His battles escalated as an adult. He had to fight
He faced injustices as a man-he did not deserve.
He also faced challenges with his self-identity.
How could this happen?
the life he fought to live was now his greatest challenge.
He felt life was now fighting him back?
He toiled over his struggles and begin to withdraw.
He retreated to a place within- he could only occupy.
He found the place that gave solace and courage
to push beyond boundaries.
He reached within the walls of his will- the same freewill
that had given him the desire to live.
Then, he made a declaration to the world- his world,
“I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON ME.”
“I AM A SURVIVOR.”