When fighting your oppressors
better to have your brusies and stripes
in the front
Than on your back!
I have always believed that, no matter how dark the cloud, there is always a thin, silver lining, and that is what we must look for. The silver lining will come….
~Wangari Maathai 1940-2011~
There is a courage we can scarely comprehend
~the courage of people driven
to the very edges of exsistence.
Each day can bring the victory of…survival–
or a heartbreaking defeat.
Each day carries the fear of loss,
and a struggle to keep hope alive.
And yet they endure.
And sing their songs.
And cherish hope for their children.
It’s great to dare to dream.
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart until it becomes a WING,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my signifigance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
ant that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as friut.
The DEEPEST PRISON, sealed off from light and sound,
cannot hold the human spirit if hope endures.
It is a window to the wider world.
It is the link…to LOVE!