by Avviva Oluwaseun
I feel trapped.
I feel like I’m being held to a high standard, but it has to be defined by them;
I’m not sure I even recognise myself again or it’s now them talking and I don’t think;
I’m ok with that.
What happens when the mistakes start to occur?
What happens when my strength starts to fade?
What happens is I become a shadow of what once was
What happens to the love then?
But I choose me
To be me and be free
To fail, fall and fall again
So I can rise, live and light up this world
I deserve this and more
I deserve me!
*Oluwaseun is a Creative Producer adept at media production, advertisement, graphics design, marketing and project management. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria.
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