Finding Your Place
by Stacy Davis Stanton
I have to take journey through time
And find a place to call my own
In doing so, I must know where I’m going
And think of where I’ve gone.
This journey will allow me to search myself
For a purpose to which I belong
I may stumble over some bumps in the road
But I won’t fall…I’m just to strong.
This journey will give me time to think
Over the purpose for my life
There may be seasons of high achievement
And others filled with strife.
I will not take a disposition of defeat
Because who I am matters too much
I will bring you along if you’re to go
But I place no stock in giving up.
The playing field is not an equal one
Or that is what I’ve been told.
But make no mistake, I won’t be discouraged
Because I’m worth my weight in gold.
Do not give up, and never give in
There are too many rewards abound
Know that your place is an important one
And you’ll get your due renown.
You’re charged with giving all that you have
To be all that you aspire to be
Your intellect and the spirit within
Will take you farther than you can see.
Allow yourself to be driven
By the sacrifices that you make
You’ll be faced with conquering laborious tasks
In the process of finding your place.
Your achievements, they will be many
While your accolades may be few.
But don’t falter because no one’s calling your name
Or making a fuss over you!
Be a facilitator of change
A trailblazer for those who follow
Don’t become stagnant in your efforts
As if waiting on tomorrow.
You see, I have made a decision
To make life count while I am here
You must strive to do the same
Do not possess the spirit of fear.
Having credentials behind your name
Is merely a starting place
But to see positive change because of the work that you’ve done…
That’s what you call finding your place!