For – a short short

For the girl who wanted to wear sneakers with her formal dress,

The boy who wanted to be a nurse,

The only black student holding a scalpel in anatomy, expected to be “lucky” for getting admitted,

The parent who had to work an extra shift, to pull enough for grocery,

The student who had to stay behind to copy a $350 textbook that is useless after one semester,

The believers who remain optimistic in the face of obstacle,

For every soul who have known struggle,

No matter how you define it,

Keep going,

Write your story as YOU see fit.

You are inspiring a generation,

A future unlike any other.