The Promise of Baby Tulip


won’t be seized by the fear of others
shooting up into the same sky.

won’t be withered even though
those taller shadows turn me blind. 

won’t give up, again, when winter
hunts my hope, makes me cry. I won’t die. 

now know, happiness’s like sunlight
success’s like the air, it’s the share, all desires.

now see, the sky’s also mine.
Keep dreaming, keep growing, one more try.


#It was a lovely day at Osaka Expo Park. I felt so free under the sunshine with a lot of beautiful tulips. There were so many things in my head while I was walking there. One of them is tulip is quite late bloomer (in compare to ume and sakura). I could feel the horror of tulip about waking up from a bulb and saw everyone, including tulip friends, had already full bloomed beautifully. 

Because I do. 

All around me is full of someone who is better, cooler, smarter than me. Grad school is always like this. But I guess I realize that is not a reason I should be afraid or run away. Although there are too many people who successes in the similar things before me, I still can be better, too, and I have a full right to have my own achievement. Even if I am the last baby tulip in the field, I am going to bloom, to stand under the spring blue sky and shine in my own way.

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