The odd duckling knew not, till it saw itself in the pond's light…
That it was a kingly bird, one of beauty on water and in flight.
You stand, shoulders hunched, face in the shadows;
Knowing you were somebody, yet not sure who.
I can't make you look through my eyes,
But something I have to say to you:
If only you believed that you were the swan
If only you set your fears aside and broke free…
Your dreams, they'd come true.
I know it hurts to not know what person wears your face
And it doesn't help to be thrown in youth's imminent race…
He may have an easier route and she may be closer to the finish;
Your journey might seem daunting and long…
But doesn't every road have an end?
I'm sure, in the end, nothing would be wrong.
Fall into a chasm, but quit you must not.
Rise up from the fathoms, give it all that you've got.
Remember courage is facing what you've been running from.
Know that I am right behind, not to follow your tracks;
But to keep you from stopping or turning back
I won't judge you by decisions or frown if you lag.
I'll maybe just smile as you edge near your goal.
I am but human - not a guardian angel;
So don't take me for granted, just take me as your own.
Make me the mirror of your heart.
In victories, big and small, I'll be the song that cheers you on.
And if the future's misty and the present cold, I'll be the blanket for your soul.