A naïve little girl
Always shy and scared.
But hard knocks (of life) tamed her well;
Self-reliant now and fully prepared.
In the long journey of fear and timidity
Fallen many times, apprehension paired
Exaggerated modesty was mere cowardice
Boldness and assertion, never dared
Life and Time are two great teachers
Many lessons learned with wisdom shared
Happy now, grown out from past
Things are better and much repaired.
Self reliance her Gold and freedom her riches
To people has accounts undeclared.
Assertiveness and confidence are now her jewels
People and life, all pretty squared.