You are the stronger one.
You had your fears, yet you faced it all without running or cowering away
– even if you badly wanted (and still wants) to.
You faced it all without having no diversions or excuses.
For you had no other choice but to stay, fight and be strong.
You faced everything head on and bare-footed.
Yet, you are still standing
– although deeply wounded and permanently scarred.
Nikki Piandong is a Language and Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines Baguio. She loves to write poems and confessions on her free time.