Birth Circumstances

Birth circumstances mustn't limit
The altitude to which I rise
Nor should these circumstances make me quit
Pursuing my God-given prize.

Birth circumstances mustn't dictate
The range of achievements and accomplishments
I conquer if I don't hesitate
To input my level best beyond refreshments.

Birth circumstances paled into insignificance
When Isaac Newton defied their odds
To conquer complexities of Calculus and Physical Science
Despite wills and wishes of golden gods.

Birth circumstances mustn't curb
My ambition to scale higher heights
To break new ground, to disturb
Anectodal evidence and on far flung frontiers focus fact lights.

by John Sensele

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