I am poem- What about Life?

I am an optimistic being that is blinded by deception
I wonder what life will be like once I go off on my own
I see potential in myself and I aim to over achieve my goals
I want to be heard
I am an optimistic being that is intelligent

I pretend to be oblivious to the corruption that takes my hand and leads me to this long bumpy road.
I can feel my hard work and dedication slowly being ripped from me.
I touch my white embroidered dress which was once pure but now stained
I worry of what’s to come
I cry as the reality slowly fades into a distant memory
I am an optimistic being that is blinded by deception

I understand that things won’t be easy
I say to myself “never give up”
I dream of better things and the happiness it brings; now I understand why the caged bird sings.
I try to find myself
I hope it’s not too late
I am an optimistic being that is blinded by deception

~Shalinda