No less than amazing, bruised but never broken.
Crying out within us, though words are never spoken.
Helping us to rise again un-accepting of defeat.
Even when we stand alone, making us complete.
Teaching us compassion, and empathy for others.
Causing us to reach out to our sisters and our brothers.
Giving us such visions, as making the world a better place.
Filling us with courage for the obstacles we will face.
Giving us the freedom to dream when all else fails.
Silently and invisibly, blowing wind into our sails.
It never seeks permission to rise up from within.
And each time that we lose our way, it rises up again.
It warns of impending danger to our left or to our right.
It stops our knees from shaking, if we should choose to fight.
And should we decide the thing to do is turn and run away.
It offers us encouragement, to live and fight another day.
It brings a smile to the lips of each person when they hear it.
For the thing that I am speaking of, is the human spirit.