Like a phoenix I shall rise from ashes
Soar high like an eagle and touch the skies
Battered I might have been but defeated I am not
Treated like a burden I might have been but burdened I am not
My birth wasn’t rejoiced but my life is going to be a celebration
I will be hailed not by one but the whole generation
All the heads that had hung low under the burden of the girl child
Shall find in me their lost tranquility, faded faith and forgotten pride
Despite all my flaws they showed me, I shall find love
For my hurt ego, bruised heart and the dreams I was deprived of.
I will make a place for myself, in the world that denies
If shoved again, I will make a world of my own better than their paradise
With my glory I shall dazzle those who ridiculed me
Punished me, belittled me and made me feel small
Every time I took a step ahead there they stood
In front of me raising a big dark wall
But I never gave in, never gave up
Little by little, step by step I scaled each brick and grew tall.
Like a phoenix I have risen from ashes
Like an Eagle I soar
Don’t you dare stop me,
For I am at war.