My own kind

swan tribe

Born into a particular nest

Struggling and striving to fit in with the rest

Believing there is something amiss with me

Faking a life and inventing my happy

A voice rises up from deep within

Wild courage partners to start the journeying

Battles and perils you begin to brave

The soul within you commit to save

Scarred and battered you plod along

At last you hear the melody of your own new song

A kindred soul fondly welcomes their own

How beautiful the strange duckling has grown ….

Michelene Dianne Benson