My Shell
by Jerome Baquilar

Forever it seemed to be
I had everything bottled inside of me.
Ideas so bold, brave, and true,
So far as the eye can see.
Then, I met you, a brilliant person
And such a dazzlingly beautiful girl!
She was bright, cool, purely good,
And helped uncork myself into the world.
I could become the person
I only dreamed I could be.
Ideas, kindness, personality,
She brought out the best of me.
What I remember most of her
Is how she got me out of my shell.
Eternally grateful for that, I fondly bid
My shell, and myshell, a fond farewell.