You made me bitter of the lazy,
Envious of the active.
My body felt worn by you.
Weak, powerless, exhausted by your weight.
You would have outstayed your welcome
Had I given you the chance,
But you underestimated me;
You did not know my desire for success.
Though the days were dampened
And my friendships stretched,
I refused to let you win.
Mentality prevailed through your physical strain.
I chipped away at the prison walls
You had built around me
Until I could finally see light,
Step out of this fragile shell.
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