The Rise

Cast upon me your heart’s fill
As many of those sly, questioning glances
Delight if you please at my tumble and fall
Engineer more such circumstances

Go ahead! Throw at me all you will
Vent that angst, do me wrong
I will turn up for every fight you call
Each punch you throw only makes me strong

I shall find strength in the venom you spew
For every devious plan that you devise
It’ll only reaffirm and renew my resolve
I will get up, I will come back, I shall rise

My belief in my values shall always hold true
With conviction I will continue to brave every adverse tide
Each challenge shall build a better me, I shall evolve
Shaping my future, the past and present in my stride