Once I was nothing but a little girl, shivering at the sight of my classmates.
Yes, I feared them. I felt like a weak, stunted seedling amidst tall, strong trees.
But time proved that those large trees weren't there to choke me up. Instead,
they helped me grow. In an institution with high ideals and expectations, they
made me excel. This is the poem I read during my graduation speech. This is
to thank them all for making a better me.
longed to be heard
thought I was incapable
was without talent
was trapped in a shell I built for myself
never knew I could do anything that counts
thought I was limp
so I did