Walking With My Head Held High

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other”.  Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

My six words are walking with my head held high.

Since I had my fall
I lost much, not all
It’s been years
I’ve gained some fears
I resembled a turtle
Many obstacles had I to hurdle
My neck withdrawn
I had to be strong
Dark clouds took over my life
Avoided crowds and all strife
A shell of the man I used to be
I had no plan, my life, a mystery
The system, I was at their mercy
I had to jump, bow, and curtsy
I was no longer a human being
I was a number, never truly seen
Assumed to be lying
I kept on trying
Test after test
I gave it my best
Suddenly, a breakthrough
This had to be true
You can have the surgery
We will let it be
Now in recovery
I’m on a path of discovery
I still don’t know where I’m going
But bright lights are showing
This has all been a test
To bring out my best
To be a victim and cry
Or go on walking, with my head held high

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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Jose Cosme

Originally from Bronx, New York, Joe is no stranger to adversity. Having studied many philosophies, he has triumphed over these adversities and has helped others do the same. Professionally, Joe has had the rich experience of working with people with disabilities as he helped them reach their fullest potential. Now, as the creator of the "What I Gotta Say About It" blog, Joe continues to influence the world as he helps people to realize their highest potential and to reach for the unlimited possibilities available to us all.

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