As I walk into this phase of life
That is said to be the threshold of independence
I have many a failure tucked under my belt
My achievements, if any
Are few and far between
Insignificant when faced with
The reality of what I am yet to do
In my life
I walk into adulthood with
Hope my attire
Confidence my aura
And self-esteem my reference
I am hoping that my Lord grant me
Courage to face challenges
Strength to undertake them
And the necessary wisdom
To outsmart my enemies