I feel ready for what I am to do
My life’s prepared me as if I knew
What skills I’d need for this specific event
And now I’m perched on the edge of a fence
Ready to jump and take that step
Towards the unknown, into the depth
But when I glance down and the ground can’t be found
My confidence is lost, instead doubt surrounds
Why should I be the one to face the unknown?
When I can’t be sure if I’m prepared.
What want or desire for this have I shown?
Does it even matter if I’m scared?
I’m terrified that I will not succeed
That I’ll get a pamphlet that I can not read
But somehow I’m here despite my fears
To be strong is to act when fear is near
So regardless of fear I will take the leap
Brave the unknown, and face the deep
I’ll always tell myself
That it’ll be too rough
That I’m not up to snuff
That I can’t be that tough
That I’m not good enough
That I don’t have the stuff
But, I’ll always end up wrong
For after all, I’m truly strong.