I smile at adversity and defeat!

I smile at the presence of fear, knowing that I am stronger than my yesterday, my tomorrow full of hope and dreams that are to come true, more than I could ever imagine.

I smile at the No’s and grasp onto the many Yes’s.

I smile because my past was full of tears, with no hopes and dreams deferred. No path set out for me but my faith some how kept me and made me into a believer.

I smile because I was once told I would end up like the rest, lord and behold that was a lie. It was said I would become a product of my environment but I had other plans. I have dreams that are to come true and funny thing about that is, they are.

I smile because I always wore a frown, a frown of longing and wanting to be. Finally free, free to be me.

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