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I'm not afraid
Of trying again
To you it may seem 
An attempt in vain

But I know
Where I stand
I may fall down
But on my feet I will land

I don't believe
In luck or destiny
I'll get what I deserve
There ain't no mystery

I've cried my tears
I've been low
But the truth remains
You reap as you sow

Don't you dare
To give anyone credit but me
The sweat that poured down
You weren't there to see

You laughed at me
Behind my back
You mocked, you joked
To make up for what you lack

Today I stand 
Although the wait was long
I am where I'm meant to be
Agreed the struggle was long

But here I am
In all my glory
Let the pages be written
Let them know my story

To you
Who says
I'm privileged
Maybe I am
But who says I've not faced troubles
Maybe the extent of it
Isn't up to the mark

I am lucky
I agree
To have a roof over my head
To which I must scurry
Every time before nightfall
Everytime I hear 
A nonchalant catcall

I am lucky
To not be crucified
Each time a stranger hand 
Slipped over my ass
I've been lucky to escape with a sigh

Privileged yes
To have the burden of decisions
Of my life, my fate
My womb, my body
Being taken by someone else

Thankful I'm alive
21 centuries of
The glass ceiling
Female infanticide
Domestic violence and
The pay disparage

Lucky I make enough money
To be able to afford
To shave my armpits,
Trim my brows
Look pretty
Lucky... you find me pretty.