My pain was their joke
My tears were their joy
But still I rise.

I was hungry, powerless,
With very dirty clothes on me
They laughed, they mocked me,

But here I am, still I rise.

They thought I would never make it this far,
I would fail because of how I was,
Not knowing that one day would be one day.

They did not know my intelligence was beneath my hair,
They thought my dirtiness would never get me anywhere
But hey, here I am, still I rise!

This is a start to me and yet they still think
I’ll never even be better than them,
All I need is the time to show them that
I’d never let my
Situation determine my future.
I just want to let them know that STILL I RISE