I dreamed a dream a long time ago.
When youth and vitality seemed endless.
I dreamt that talent and potential was all it took, that opportunity would surely find me.
I dreamt that promices made would be fulfilled; that fairness was all around me.
THEN! SHOCK! HORROR!
I dreamt about the glass ceiling; or was that the concrete floor?
That gender could define me.
That age could mean no investment in my future; and disability hide my potential.
Then my dreams became vision and inspiration!
Wisdom and discernment became strategy; experience showed me in whom and how to deal.
That strategy gave me direction.
Now I pave the way for those that follow me.
So the path walked is clear to see.
THE DREAM IS REAL!