Now that I am older
I understand what it truly means to have faith in something or someone
even when every fiber in your body says otherwise.
I understand now what it means to be strong
not because I have ripped out muscles or lethal defensive skills,
but rather when things looked bleak
I somehow withstood it because I’ve seen my mother withstood it.
I understand now what it means to pray
not just kneeling down but sincerely believing.
It is when we are at our lowest
that somehow we come out at our highest.
I don’t need to show the world how pious I am
or subscribe to a group mindset
because I am my own witness,
and I hold myself accountable for whatever I do.