It’s funny how so many of us enter a new realm
Not expecting to endure the pain that comes with building our name.
“Somehow I’ll be different.”
That’s what we all say.
And it never dawns on you and me how it’s the journey
Not the “one hit wonders”
That sets us apart.
Rage on like a woman giving birth--
The lonely days and nights
I know for what it’s worth, I must walk with my head held high.
I choose not to, there’s no way I
Could ever be worthy of the title
That’s reserved for The Greats.
In due season, my time will come.
Opportunities upon opportunities lie in store for me, but
Now is the time for me to pay my dues.