Meet Mindy! Emotional Contributor for LEARNLOOKLOCATE!

To  the survivors who came before me:
I saw you standing there
Atop that mountain high
You had that smile on your face
That glow in your soul 
You were days, months, and years ahead
Of the very place I stood
Both feet in the drying mud
To move an inch was like a mile
Under the weight of the world 
Sometimes I just stopped 
In counted breath
Eyelids swollen
I held fast my heart
And listened to the minutes
They were hell
But time was the only constant
And because it kept going
So did I
Stepping out of my boots
I began to crawl
I reached and I climbed
And now I see what you saw