I am the one.

The one who dreams of having strength

and saving the world

yet cannot break out

of my four walled closet.


I am the one.

The one who wants to be strong

and save the world

yet fears it as well.



Fear is rational.

It makes us human.

It makes me, me.

No one else fears exactly like me.


Fear is rational.

Doing what is right

even if you do not understand it.

Fighting for equality

even if you gain no rights.


I fear many things:






I fear many things,

but I do not fear "wasting my time"

for a supposed hopeless cause.

Equality and Freedom are priceless.


I want to be someone who makes

waking up 

just a little bit easier.

This is who I am...

This poem is about: 



This is a revisited version of a poem I had originally done very quickly. It is in regards to an essay I had to write to become a Carson's scholar. The prompt I choose was asking what makes a LEADER.

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