Life not easy, for most an intricate chore,
To realize one’s goals, each day new struggle,
Leaving myriad others worse than gone before.
I speak to those, who’s plight oft seen as bravado,
Covert burden of false facade born of inner grief,
Mask of mourning, hidden tears must forego.
“I am not worthy, this I know!”
Came cry of one so dear,
“Lost in my mind, midst blizzard of black snow.”
I say to you, my love,
Stand fast, defy the pain, your worth eternal equal,
Gift of birth from one above.
Surrender no longer to the fool’s plight,
Reach deep within your spirit,
Forgive yourself first battle of your fight.
Amass your arms, your qualities beyond reproach.
Gird yourself in knowing,
Challenge tormenting feelings that encroach.
Bend ear to those who love you,
Their words magic balm will serve,
For who better to help, defeating mental coup?
Live each day, a renewal hour set aside,
To meditate, no darkness to allow,
Let heart smile within you, self-love be not defied.
In calm of nature, while thoughts may rage anew,
Step back from the edge of pain,
Let new life and spirit enter you.
For it is within your power,
To alter what has been, to bathe in the solace,
Of the fish that climber the tower.
I love you Deke. We love you, Deke!
You must love you now Deke!!!