Courage calls me out to dare, to hope, believe there’s more out there.
It is a risk to leap against,
all past experience and my dread.
Yet, deep within my spirit breathes.
It is connected to a fire that lives.
It casts a light upon my dread and breaks the lies that keep me dead.
rising up to dance unchained,
I crush the broken hell of shame
and lift my head to eyes that live
and speak my name in ways that make me feel again.
Author – Bill Tidsbury