While carrying him in the womb-
doctors told his mother
he might not make it.
He had to be strong.
He had to fight to make it into this world.
It was a struggle to be born.
After almost 30 hours of intense labor,
he proved his will and right to exist.
But, his existence did not make life easy.
He had to fight on the playgrounds
for his turn.
He had to fight to be noticed
by peers who treated
him like he didn’t exist.
As an adult his battles increased.
He had to fight
He faced injustices.
He also faced challenges
with his self-identity.
How could this happen?
The life he fought to live
was now his greatest challenge.
life was now fighting him back.
He retreated to a place within-
he could only occupy.
to push beyond boundaries.
It were the walls of his will-
the same freewill
that had given him the desire to live.
“I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON ME.”
`“I AM A SURVIVOR.”