named after lion
May your roar be unleashed;
you were not made to be silent
May your roar be unleashed,
but may your claws stay in hiding
This world my son,
it does not need more fury-fuelled fist fighters
burning more and more bridges,
it needs carefully composed stitches
from those who will unleash their inner riches
on repurposing the discarded
refurbishing the disheartened
refurnishing the thick darkness
to let light shine through
be furiously gentle
be humbly unstoppable
be quietly courageous
be a new kind of lion.
You were not made to be silent
Speak up to violence
not just for the rush of being defiant
but to remind the world what once defined us
bearing the very image of the maker's likeness
Leo, be wild
Be untamed and unbridled
but remember that true strength
is restrained and not often sighted
It's the 99% you don’t see of the iceberg
it’s the churning below, the duck’s quiet leg work
every harsh word that doesn’t make it from your brain to your tongue
the unseen powerhouses like your heart and your lungs
it is having the power to crush and choosing to forgive
it is being crushed by power and choosing to forgive.
I gift you the name Small
do not try to hide it.
let me let you in on a secret
the whisper in the quiet
The bigger you try to believe that you are
the larger the doubts you will carry as scars
But when you own that you are just one
of the current seven billion
in one snapshot of existence
on the pale blue dot
and yet, here you are right now on the pale blue dot
with that glorious spirit in your respiratory system
you will feel enormous
but it will all be a gift and
that is the thing,
it is all
Drop of blood.
Sweat on brow.
Food on plate.
Light in sky.
Heart in flesh.
Bones in blood.
Words on tongue.
beyond your control.
So, don’t let yourself pretend
that you’re in control.
but do not be
May the world know your