My Life and This, My Lot

  • Gloria James
  • Cairisa James

Abstract

My life’s desire, before my eyes


How can I make it so?


I’ll fight and pray, and work my days


To see it stay, not go.


 


So up at dawn I find myself,


To make it come about.


Through sweat and tears I do the work,


My efforts tall and stout.


 


It’s everything I think, and do,


This building life’s success,


For if I slip and halt my deeds,


I’m sure to fail these tests.


 


My every step, each gentle sway,


I feel myself draw near.


I know I’m reaching for what’s best,


I feel it strong and clear.


 


Every day I’ll try, I’ll fail,


And then I try again.


I know that it’s a worthy cause,


This battle I must win.


 


And every morning when I wake,


I’ll fight for what is mine.


This is my cause, my destiny,


It is my right divine.


 


At times I feel it start to slip,


I freeze, I rearrange,


This journey will not be for naught


Although it seems deranged.


 


I’ve worked so hard to beat these tests;


My allies by my side.


I see the end draw near and cry,


“This life is now my prize!”


 


I’ll hold it close against my heart,


This battle that I’ve fought,


This victory was mine, I know,


My life, and this, my lot.

Published
2020-02-04
How to Cite
JAMES, Gloria; JAMES, Cairisa. My Life and This, My Lot. The Journal of Student Leadership, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 34-35, feb. 2020. ISSN 2575-727X. Available at: <http://journals.uvu.edu/index.php/jsl/article/view/372>. Date accessed: 24 oct. 2020.