Wings of Willpower

By: Pamela Loperena

With the strength of every new heartbeat

tugging her dreams forward,

she blazes through life’s obstacles,

that many believed were impossible—

faster than any peregrine falcon can fly.


As a chariot rising above the clouds,

come hell or high water,

she’s not the type to sit back or relax,

when the world is ready to collapse,

and doomsday draws dusk nearer.


Wearing her scars, like armor, right into battle,

she’s prepared to fight the darkest of demons,

even if their demeaning words injure her feelings;

her soul’s too determined to rupture the glass ceiling,

leaving nothing but dust and glory trembling behind.


A version of this post originally appeared in “Tenacity” The Teller October 2019 Issue #7

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