You ask me about all that I am,
I can tell you I have asked myself that.
I am a writer but I am afraid of the words,
I am a leader but I am afraid of the crowd,
I am a speaker but I am afraid of the spotlight,
I am a believer but my faith is brittle,
I want to express how I feel but can’t say,
I am a lover but my love is in hiding,
I am a poet but my pen is shaking,
I am a traveler but my roots are too strong,
I am a friend but I don’t know how to be,
I am a happy child but carry a strange thought,
Have you looked inside yourself lately?
I do everyday.
I am everything I set out to be,
Maybe I will show you someday.
And that day, I will be so much more than
A fearless soul trapped in a fearful body.