An Achilles heel / Un Talón de Aquiles

If only I were different,

If only I were thin,

I’d have all the tools

I need to win and win and win.

 

Yet, I was an ugly duckling.

Inside, up, down and out

Pushing, protecting and projecting

What I in fact was not.

 

Years of destructive dreaming,

Years of draining doubt.

The comments going in one ear,

Then the years to throw them out.

 

Beginning very slowly,

The wounds began to mend.

Bits and pieces here and there,

A beginning to comprehend.

 

The path was long and treacherous,

Never seeming to end.

Through one bumpy corner,

Crashing at every bend.

 

A need to face the future,

A need to be let free.

A healing, helping, stimulation

That shows I’m fine being me.

 

So yes I am different

Who cares if I am thin?

I have more than sufficient tools

To win and win and win.

Pink heels

Ojala yo fuese diferente,

Ojala yo  fuera delgada,

Tuviera las herramientas

Para ganar y ganar y ganar.

 

Sin embargo, yo era una patita fea.

Dentro, arriba, abajo y afuera

Empujando, protegiendo y proyectando

Lo que en realidad yo era.

 

Años de soñar destructivos,

Años de dudas machacantes.

Los comentarios entrn un oído,

A continuación, los años a tirarles.

 

Comenzando muy lentamente,

Las heridas empezaron a enmendar.

Trocitos aquí y trocitos allá,

Un comienzo a comprender.

 

La ruta fue larga y traidora,

Aparente jamas a poner fin.

A través de una esquina torcido ,

Chocando con  cada curva.

 

Una necesidad de enfrentar el futuro,

La necesidad de ser libre.

Una estimulación curativa, ayudando,

Que demuestra que estoy bien siendo yo.

 

Que sí estoy diferente

¿Quién le importa si fuese delgada?

Tengo más que suficientes herramientas

Para ganar y ganar y ganar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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