dreams deferred,

i feel like i've myself down,

i look at people,

and they're always more accomplished than me,

/0/

so many attempts,

and i still feel failures only come from me,

i called it quits,

the younger generation has beaten me to the punch,

/0/

what am i worth to this world?

i feel like i've got nothing left to give,

everyone's better than me,

i can tell already,

/0/

i know that people are just being nice,

so i won't have to see that they,

look at me the same way,

just another 'plain girl',

/0/

where's my gift,

that i'm supposed to share?

i thought everybody got one,

was i just a mishap?

/0/

i'm just right under the 'success' mark,

and it doesn't feel nice,

if only i would have just pressed on,

maybe i coulda made something of myself,

/0/

but i still got the passion,

and it doesn't seem to be enough,

i'm looking at the things i used to do,

they make it looker easier everyday,

/0/

i try again,

and it always seems too late,

my standards of myself are get lower,

i can't do it,

/0/

it seems like another day is always the same,

the light shines brighter on those who deserve it,

does it even matter?

i've been told before that i'm not worth anything,

/0/

so, maybe they're right this time,

i feel crippled and broken down by society,

when is it my time to breakthrough?

i feel like it's never coming,

/0/

when's it my time?

when's it my time?

/0/

i want to keep my heart strong,

but it looks like it just gonna beat me down,

determination isn't for the fainthearted,

just tell me why?

/0/

somebody come and tell me,

what makes me special?

i don't even know anymore,

but i do know the last hope is dwindling down,

/0/

like a dream awaited.