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Comfort zone (2 replies)

1 year ago
ChenRin 1 year ago

Here i go

Away from my comfort zone

Away from my peaceful abode

Where there's eyes everywhere

Where there's hardly anyone to lean on

Every single step i take

Shouldn't let my guard down

Buttoning up all my weakness

Here i stand

With my head held high

Straightening up my back

Sweeping away my timid self

For the eyes that follow me

With my dreams ahead of me

Here i walk up step by step

Challenging those who says

'SHE is just a weak woman'



Sanmeet Kaur Sarna
1 year ago

beautifully written

1 year ago
ChenRin 1 year ago

Thank you


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