The people coming over on the Mayflower
were a brave people
guided by their faith and aspirations.
They chose a road little traveled
because it would lead to a goal ~
freedom and life.
In America, they learned new ways
and built community amongst themselves.
I am here now
as a modern-day pilgrim.
My course is set
and my faith is ready to lead the way.
There are obstacles to overcome
but this is just part of life.
A whole new world awaits me
though the path may get rough.
I forge ahead,
knowing that trials and learning experiences
will build my character,
and with pain comes beauty out of ashes.
I am — a pilgrim.