No matter how many times I have cried
No matter how many times I have been sidelined
No matter how many times I have suffered
No matter how many times I have gone to bed with an empty stomach
No matter how many times I have felt like
I’m not having it any more, felt tired, felt like I don’t belong
My smile has never changed, I have managed to wipe the tears,
Through it all I still give the world my beautiful smile.
This is who I am, a strong, resilient and intelligent young lady.
That is what am known for, I’m known for my intelligence, for my kindness.
I don’t forget that some know me for being poor, for wearing torn and repeated outfits.
But I still smile.
I accepted myself with my flaws and with my background, since I accepted me for who I am I have been holding my head up high. There is power in ACCEPTANCE!!