The path ahead seems steep and long, 

A daunting road to walk alone, 

But with each step, you grow more strong, 

And through the struggles, seeds are sown.

The shadows of the past may loom, 

A weight that's hard to cast aside, 

But with each day, a new day blooms, 

And hope and faith will be your guide.

Though progress may be slow at first, 

Each victory is worth the fight, 

And with each milestone, quench your thirst, 

For peace and joy and renewed light.

So take each day, one step at a time, 

And trust the journey that you're on, 

For with each rise, a new sun will shine, 

And a new day will dawn.