To every impediment of life
I express my heartfelt gratitude
For succoring me to fend for myself
And thrive commensurate with the existing conditions
Oblivious to the “what people will say” jargon.
Every time I emotionally invested myself
To the point of mental bankruptcy
My resilience, persistence and resoluteness
Helped me thrive, grow and evolve
When the furiously choppy waters
Of the seemingly infinite ocean
Inundated my pent-up desires
My credence in self
Helped me thrive, maneuvering the perilous high tides.
For a strong woman often tends to thrive, progress
Despite the trammels and obstacles
Rediscovering herself anew each day!