rejection is a slap in the face
but I turn the other cheek
the burning sting keeps me awake
I’m uncomfortable in the lap of success
I look for the struggle
Seeking it out, I don’t rest
The grit comes from the tests
laced in my fingernails, the dirt
callouses on my hands, the work
the hard muscles deserved
I’ll grind for what I earn
to come out stronger, wiser,
a failure, a winner, a fighter

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