By: Anastasia Earles
What if I fail and don’t succeed?
What if my future doesn’t take heed?
What if I fall beneath my foes?
What if I can’t live up to the person God chose?
What if I fall beneath six feet?
What if I declare my defeat?
What if I can never rise?
What if this fire inside me dies?
So if these possibilities are true,
I’m not being me, I’m being who?
This person doesn’t exist in me,
because I am me, that’s what I see.
It is also what I know,
I’ll slash through lies to let it show,
because I cannot conquer an empire,
with ashes as my roaring fire.
what if, oh, stupid words,
entrancing thoughts to the mind of birds,
life’s a criminal, full of lies,
cold and bitter until it dies.
Accepting makes it better,
but it’s still cold so put on a sweater,
warm yourself with the beauty alive,
makes it worthy to survive.
What if I do succeed?
What if my future takes heed?
What if I stand above my foes?
What if I’m the person God chose?
What if I’m above seven feet?
What if I do rise?
What if this fire inside never dies?
That’s how I know I’m me,
the leader I see, the victorious to decree,
But I don’t own this glory to me,
I owe it all to Thee.