I have battled rejection and betrayal
That doesn’t stop me from falling in love again
I have handled depression, violence and suicide
Now, no demon can ever defeat me
I have known loneliness and sadness
Still I find happiness in my solitude
I have been hated, shunned, ostracised
But still my heart is full of love and above all, understanding
I can be very forgiving
But know that am not foolish or blind
I am a long term HIV survivor
15 years long and still going strong,
And life to me is as positive as my blood can be
I have no family or relatives
But the people (my fans, friends, followers) made me feel loved and wanted ;
What I have LOST in few that I call my own, I have GAINED more, much more than I could ever ask for.
And still if you say “life is a bitch” and complain,
Well, believe me, you are missing a lot because either you have shut yourself out or not allowing yourself to be accepted.
From coal to diamond
From dust to glory
From ashes to a blazing fire
I have RISEN!!
My scars tell a story
And my life is an example
I am the CHARACTER, risen!!