(from the Challenge Forum)
When I packed and moved out that day
you said I’d never make it on my own
that no one would ever want or love me,
I’d spend the rest of my life alone.
I carried your words heavily in my heart
a silent challenge, a simple vow.
It gives me great pleasure to say
those words have no meaning now.
My life is nothing like you predicted;
though alone, I choose to be,
now I can forgive your declaration
for those words have set me free.