I’ve been broken down within an inch of my life,
Karma has stabbed me with the sharpest knife.
I’ve lost the essence of who I was,
Played with the devil and ended up in his jaws
Fought many battles that left my soul bleeding,
Like a warrior, never gave up and ended up winning,
But now I’m old, battered, my soul shattered,
Finally falling apart, the pieces scattered,
And after sinking into the deepest of holes
It was very difficult to climb back to the top
I didn’t believe that I had the strength,
To one day be back to the way I was
But under the darkness there was a light,
The desire to shine and triumph took over my life.
I realized all of a sudden, that knowledge was the key,
To one day reach the glory that was destined to be for me
And what was left of my soul kept being persistent,
Helping me climb back up without need of assistance
And today I’m happy with who I have become
Today I have a purpose and I’m grateful for that
I put on a cape and a cowl and I don’t dwell on the past
All we really need is the desire to be successful one day
To be all we want to be,
To one day be the best.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Andres “Jay” Molina is an OPEN DOORS Reality Poet, at Coler Hospital. He creates informational and promotional videos and has published writing in periodicals. He developed a rare lung condition that left him disabled, and he cares deeply about helping people living with disabilities. He is using his passion for filmmaking toward a career in social healing. Jennilie Brewster is the director of OPEN DOORS.