I am happy.
(but my heart is sad and my eyes are leaking...)
I am calm.
(but the storm rages inside me, smashing against my walls)
I am loved.
(but I feel so lonely, misunderstood, forgotten)
I am kind.
(but intolerance rips through me, harsh words escape my mouth)
I am wise.
(but bad judgment dogs my heels, impatience claws at my mind)
I am at peace.
(but I scream at the injustice of the world, our planet seems doomed)
I am beautiful.
(but the mirror tells a story of a tired, used body)
I am intelligent.
(but every challenge seems insurmountable, every problem feels impossible)
I am satisfied.
(but I want more, to feel more, know more and be more)
Yes. I am satisfied...
(even if I keep sighing...)
I am growing.
(I will be more)
I must keep trying.