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  • If only I was born with natural talent.
    If only I was a prodigy.
    If only I am always kind.
    If only I am beautiful.
    If only I never get envious.
    If only I never get too prideful.
    If only I grew up to be responsible.
    If only I grew up to be mature beyond my years.
    If only I grew to be the ideal student, friend, and child.
    But I am not born with natural talents.
    Nor a prodigy.
    Nor a very kind person at all times.
    Nor beautiful.
    I get envious and prideful and slothful and disrespectful.
    I am irresponsible and immature as years passed by.
    I can never fulfill the expectations of my teachers.
    Of my friends.
    Especially my parents.
    I am who I am.
    I do try however to be better than the person I was yesterday.
    Although I am still searching for my purpose and my truest individuality and my independence.
    I want to be a better version of myself and I hope and pray that they will wait.
    No matter how long the wait.
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