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Poetry

I Still Rise

Life is not fair as they say,
Especially if everyday is a challenge you face.
In the end, sometimes I wonder if I should walk away.

You know the saying right?
When life gives you lemons make lemonade.
Well sometimes, life does not allow you to make such things.

Life is cruel.
Should I be surprised?
It is a cold world that we live in.

In my darkest hour,
I hope to see the light.
The light that would allow me to still rise.

I still rise to see what becomes the best of me.
I still rise to see what the future holds for me.
Lastly, I still rise to see what the world will become for me to see.

You can knock me down,
No matter what you or life throws at me.
At last, I still rise.

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by vcgregorio

Valerie Gregorio is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration at the University of Maryland, Global Campus. She is a recent college graduate from St. Mary's College of Maryland who majored in Public Policy and minored in Political Science, Sociology, and Dance. Valerie's work has been featured on the Odyssey Online, Metiza Magazine, and Her Culture. She serves as a Social Media Manager for both Her Culture and Her Track online magazines. She also serves as a Policy Committee Member with March for Our Lives Maryland. During her spare time, she likes to write, dance, listen to music, and visit coffee cafes. She hopes to work for the federal government in Washington, DC one day. Even though she is from rural Maryland, she is always consider a DC city girl since she likes to explore the city when she gets the chance.

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