New Self

I want to better myself,

Relearn what caused my pain,

Take back my sorrow,

And watch it enrich my days.

There's planning to be done,

New life to behold,

A dream, never-ending,

A nightmare, truth be told.

But I'll embrace the magic,

I can fight for what I'm worth—

They told me it's not much,

At least I'm down-to-earth.

Much better than the few,

Who put others down at bay.

Instead of building up,

They have nothing good to say.

I want to burn the thoughts,

Singe that talk from little me.

I'll push down lifelong barriers

And set my new self free.