Watching Others Succeed
Watching someone reach my goals,
Surpass my own abilities,
And live my dream
Is a tough thought everyday.
I strive each day to be the best I can be,
Hours and hours of work into a life I can enjoy
Yet everywhere I look and stare
There’s always someone better than me.
What hurts the most is to know that
Somewhere out there, someone is living my dream
Somewhere out there, someone is doing better than I could ever do
Even close by, right by my side, there’s always someone more refined.
I watch with my very own eyes,
Their success and resolutions rise
I hear with my very own ears,
The praises that crowds sing. I fear
That my efforts are in vain and my life considered worthless
Because someone’s living the dream I want,
The dream of happiness and success.
Slowly and surely, I cease to care
Maybe I’ve understood that each individual
Has their own pace
And that in the end,
A life of happiness is a success in itself
Or maybe I’m just living in a hopeless image
Of a bleak and stagnant future.
I have faith that my dreams and aspiration
Is a dream
Only achievable by my own hands and heart
If each day that passes becomes a joyous memory,
I know deep down that it’s a day worth being proud of.