I see myself through your eyes
Hoping one day I can be like you
Without the low self-esteem and
Without the need to hate myself
Every time I look myself in the eye
When I see my reflection in the mirror.
I see myself becoming a woman
Hoping that when you look back
You can be happy of my achievements
And the woman I have become
Instead of regretting the road less taken
To become who I will be in time
I see myself becoming like you,
Confident in being myself
And knowing the difference between
Being myself and
Being bogus like those around me
And I want to thank you
For being you and not giving up on us.
I see myself apologizing to you
For the mistakes made in the past
But I will not apologize
For the memories that were made
And the fact that I am becoming
A woman that you should be happy of.
I see myself growing up
And becoming a person that
One day will make you proud in the future.
I may not see some of the things today
But until then I look forward to tomorrow
By taking one baby step at a time.
Your nineteen-year-old self