Began my quest a wide-eyed girl
so filled with hopes and dreams,
I sought Athena, goddess wise,
in all her great esteem.
My eyes set on the mount above,
Olympus so it's named,
and in my bones conviction struck
to reach that height so famed.
Poseidon's waves they lashed my feet
while Zeus launched bolts of light,
but hand to hand, foot over foot,
I climbed despite their might.
And finally I reached the peak
a woman proud and strong.
Then realization dawned; I was
Athena all along.
Discouragement along my trek
from wishers I would fail,
I proved them wrong, to them I showed
that women can prevail.
And all the girls both young and old
who wish their goals be true
must never cease to seek the heights.
Athena lies in you.