I failed, despite trying 
But that’s okay. 

I trusted while they were lying 

But that’s okay. 

I stumbled for the whole universe was defying 

And that’s okay. 

I shed tears for reasons I cannot outline 

That too, is okay. 

Because each failure, every trust subdued 

Each obstacle, every moment rued

Has made my heart and soul into mosaics 

Of light and dark, and all their shades

It’s all okay, now I can see

That it was all a means to set me free. 

-Iflah Laraib