I know that I am a imperfect man in an imperfect world.. And somehwere out there, is my imperfect girl I've made mistakes and I wear them upon my shoulders, everyday; Because those mistakes have become my teachers, that show me the way; I've walked burning sands to be here; Where I am. I am stronger now than I have ever been; Finally able to see the light at the end. You empowered me and lite a fire within; I'm on high and don't know if I'll ever come back down again; Your belief gave me wings and I feel like I can fly; Limitless, is the sky. My perspectives are far from where they used to be; In the mirror, I am proud of the reflection starring back at me. I am a man whose actions follow his words; Open, are my eyes; My heart, now undisguised. The pain I made you bare the burden of.. As a souvenir of my juvenile kind of love I apologize for all that you didn't deserve to feel; But know, that the thick of it, was always real I am a marker that a boy can turn into a man, if he truly believes; In all the he could be. In all that you made me. I've learned so much in such a short time; I'm a diffrent being than I was, when you were mine; I took for granted the power of a strong, beautiful woman's love; The kind that could only be sent from God up above; I forgot to cherish you Honor you Respect you Believe in you It happens for so few; To find a women who will stick by your side through the firecest of storms; Be your shelter when all you need is warmth; As constant as the North star. Yet, I forgot, to cherish, who YOU are. All the while, the boy in me.. Was waging war, on the man I so wanted to be.. All I wanted was right there, But the devil blinded and I couldn't see.. Or maybe I just didn't want to see.. What was standing right in front of me. I was dealt the cards of a man who's boyish ways took control; Left him feeling half instead of whole; I took what was left and started this journey to become who I know I can; A better man; I met angels who wrap their wings around me and shield me from my self destructive ways; In a lightning storm, they have become the sunshine's rays; If I fall, they lift me to my feet; Encorage me to, next time defeat; The learning, never ends, when you search for the best of you. You fight the temptations, and somehow you get through. I know I'm not there yet, but I know I'm on my way; Because yesterday.. I was a foolish boy.. But I am a man... today.