I’ve been walking, walking quite a distance
Been alone this whole time, saw no one I could trust
Soon I’ll understand why they say you only live once
This whole time I have had my head down
Not looking up, or at my sides
Trying as much as possible to make no sound.
I fear being noticed, I loathe the spotlight
Opportunities have come and gone
My answer has always been the same, there’s nothing new that I’ve set my eyes on
Shy deep within me, but I hide it with a frown
I wish I could try but I’m scared of letting them down
I’d rather stay in my comfort zone, and remain unknown
Once again it’s time for me to rise to the occasion
I close my mind to it and plan an evasion
My attitude has been the same, in times when I was young or old
And I stuck to it, afraid to be bold
My arms I would fold
Like I didn’t give a damn
“Give it a try” I was told,
But my ears refused to listen, I never wanted to learn.
Then one fine day, out of the blue I broke tradition
I rose up my head and looked at the world I was afraid of
Why was I scared in the first place?
I wondered, Not to worry because finally I’d found my voice
I discovered my passion and learnt to blend in
No longer was I afraid to try the road not taken
My whole life I had suppressed any feeling of wanting to be the best
Scared that they might laugh
Or call out my bluff
For me doing less was my enough!
Oh what joy I was now feeling!
A sense of freedom, no more excuses.
No more thoughts of being useless
The world was there for me to be a part of.
All the others were just like me
Some had made their mark, others were getting there.
Life’s better now, I walk with my head up high.
Now I’m very much aware that there’s nothing to fear
Oh yes I’m bold, but there’s one big regret
I wish it hadn’t taken me this long
To find out my worth.