And competitive to the point of vicious.
Each challenge was met as an affront--
Stalking my opponent and preparing to hunt.
Till one day my confidence was broken
And I was no longer brave and outgoing
In my place was someone guarded and scared
Dreams left to die because I refused to dare.
And here I am older and irrelevant
trying to start over--to write a new testament.
My one dream is to find something to achieve
And yet I'm so scared to even believe.