Trial by Fire
I was at a crossroads in life when I turned thirty,
Happy but scared because I was a new single dad,
I’d been through some shit the last couple of years,
I was broken, beaten, battered, shattered and mad.
And yet there I was, still trying to figure it all out,
Life had taken a turn as I experienced the consequences,
It was time to man up and own up to my responsibilities,
Taking on more obligations made me come to my senses.
Then I got to understand life just a little bit more,
All the advice mom and grandma gave me made sense,
But I had to work on myself first and foremost,
Because there I was on the other side of the fence.
Life was like an unbeatable professional boxer,
I made mistakes and got punched right in the face,
It forced me to work smarter, harder and faster,
I learned to deal, to gain skills and keep up the pace.
I screwed up, got chewed up and I fucked up again,
Thirty was a dirty trial by fire but I had to feel the burn,
I cleaned up, straightened out and dealt with the pain,
It took me a couple of times to understand it and learn.