Challenges have overcome me

Each a hurdle, an obstacle

When things start to look bright

Someone starts a physical fight

But I can't back off

I can't give up

I can't tell them to back away

But I won't stop thinking what I want to say

They can't make me small without my consent

Watch as I give them 100%

Obstacles can be good

If shed in the right light

If used correctly

You must learn how to handle fire

You must endure and climb ever higher

I mustn't back down from any challenge that may come my way

When they come head on,

I'll know just what to say:

"I'm bigger than you

You're nothing to me

You cannot harm me

You will not take away my happiness

You're just another hurdle to success

Thanks for the reminder;

I'm still a work in progress"