XD30-TwentyOne: "The Super Saiyan Trait"
My mother gave me a picture as a kid, it read "Never Ever Ever Give Up."
I'm just trying to live out that command. I will make it, and you will too. If we can adopt the mindset of it's not happening TO us, it's happening FOR us, you will understand that there is purpose in every challenge. "But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."-Job
In the face of adversity,
Somehow my mind is as serene a place as a nursery,
How is this so? Come out standing regardless of the battle,
I'm not who I used to be, I am "Anti-fragile",
A term created by Nassim Taleb, a philosopher at best,
Who truly believes one gets stronger after every test,
If my culture and heritage to you isn't indicative of that fact,
Then I guess you can't relate, you must not be black,
See I've heard of the worst of times, behind segregated lines,
But time after time, those wounds healed just fine,
That's been my motivation, to prove my dedication,
My struggles are bigger than me, I've learned to be patient,
Every hardship has built my character, there's no denying that,
My integrity is like gold, that's another fact,
I've seen people come and go,
Been evicted from a home,
And I've made it my testimony, I've done nothing but grow,
So in the face of adversity today, I will stand and show,
devil you can never beat me, I just thought you should know.
I'm honest so you can be.