I can finally say
I am where I wanted to be.
But it was a wild, wild ride
With startling swerves and heavy waves.
I wish I could go back in time
And tell my younger self,
"Beyond the horizon lies our place;
Keep sailing, with all your might.
Don't give up, don't give in.
It's never the end, just high tides.
Don't be scared to get wet;
Jump into the water and swim if you wish,
You're the empress of your ocean,
I'm begging you, please acknowledge it.
Don't waste the time gifted to you
On the haters or the whisperers.
For they're mere mirages,
Unreal, useless and hopeless.
Truth be told, tougher times lie ahead.
Be brave, baby girl...
Hurricanes will try to rip off your masts
To slow you down or immobilise,
Maelstroms, to pull you into the abyss
along with your ship from down under,
Tsunamis, to shatter everything to bits
And torment you before you reach,
Anchors from all around your ship,
To weigh you down; my love, push on...
Never worry, they'll only drive you
To your h(e)aven, our lovely place.
'How?' You ask.
Well... How can I explain?
It's best left unsaid. But,
Your mistakes will mould you,
Your heartbreaks will harden you,
Your tears will train you and
Your perseverance will propel you.
Promise me that you'll meet me there,
For I would so love to share
Our only adventure in this world
With you, my darling,
My sweet, sweet honey badger".
This is the only happy place
And I am where I wanted to be,
A place where I am truly at peace.