‘This is me” may not be an Oscars winner,
but Keala’s performance is, to me, a stunner!
we all are stunners — trailblazers, you and me,
may we not allow anyone to say any differently.
may we make not an apology
for being unlike the majority.
the world is quick in rejecting
those who are different, those who are trailblazing.
many are cruel, many are mean,
shutting down those of us who are being heard and being seen.
we feel battered, we feel worn out,
as the harshness constantly drowns us out.
yet we mustn’t back out.
we must be brave, we must march on,
march on to the beat of our drum,
even as others may deem us as ho-hum.
we are winners, we are warriors
yet not just any warrior.
glorious warriors are we
shining brilliantly and relentlessly
silencing others’ ignorance and insecurity,
amidst the maddening crowd, we stand proudly.
often, we may feel alone and lonely
but continue we must, be an example to humanity
embracing and expressing our uniqueness bravely
as we keep on beaming and being who we are meant to be.
(And here’s the official lyric video of “This Is Me” from the 2017 American musical film “The Greatest Showman” from where I drew inspiration.)
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