As I turn the page,
As I come forward,
As I become myself,
I turn to this image.
This image of myself in the mirror,
this image of self-worth, relief and love.
This same image that drives me crazy
Every other day, every other time.
I look at this image with a constant beat
to see how I have grown, to see how much I have loved.
I see that image staring back at me
Eyes sincere, strong heart and constant smile
That image that makes me lose myself
That image that fuels me to know I can do more
Mixed feelings in this mind, in this heart.
Mixed opinions and change of view
Mixed steps, 3 steps forward, 2 steps back
One step, two-step, now another more
Within this course, this year, this moment
I see this image transforming into my true self
This image that still needs to cry out, vent out,
Still needs to discover and live
This same imagine that is forever learning
And doing each day the best it can.
As I turn the page, to another chapter,
To another book, to another time,
I hold parts of my true self and I search for more
I have the power to love myself
Right here, right now,
With the turn of the page,
With another step forward
I will and I am.
By: Ariadna Arredondo
(The Always Believer)