People always applaud you when you accomplish a feat…… is the act a societal norm, like a “bless you” to a sneeze, or is it because they know that you have faced defeat on your path in varying degrees….. Are they applauding the reward or the path, I’d like to think the latter, cause on our uphill battle, we ourselves tend become amnesic to how we’ve been bruised and battered, clothing aged and tattered, mind gone, loss touch with everything that mattered, pushed to our limits, sleep deprived, smiles appear grimaced, and on what premise…. getting ahead? You know what? I’ll take that ovation regardless of its purpose, cause there are times that I woke up in my youth and felt worthless, It’s been so many times that we’ve almost given in, bowed down, threw in the towel, cause you couldn’t call a friend, but who do you call when you’re the person to call, who’d you trust to catch you when you leaned back to fall. Who was your crutch…….crutch?
WHAT THE FCK is a crutch?!?!? There’s times that I’ve crawled when I was down my luck, prideful panhandler wouldn’t ask for a buck, didn’t eat, didn’t drink, couldn’t really do much…. but through all of that, we’ve persevered, traveled moving forward though the storm was severe….. Through all of that, we made it, now it’s time for a celebration, as my struggle flashes before my eyes during a standing ovation.