She had never heard the words
Until she told them to herself.
Like floodgates, the locks released
The fear trapped in her mind,
That trapped her in her mind.

They granted clarity,
Made room for possibility,
For a life of new potential
She had never had the chance to see.
She hadn’t allowed the chance to be,
Tied her future to lovability.
Upon discovering the key
To her restraints,
She set herself free.

An open world is her reward
For the fear that she’s forsaking.
Excitement blooms within her heart
For the new risks she’ll be taking
And mistakes she will be making.

She’s got a shot at life
And hope to be proud of
Because she has her own love.