Lift away the craggy stone of suffering…
Command yourself to stand!
There exists no lifelong crippling malady-
belief in fear and flaw fuel hollow obsessions.
Beware all who celebrate such insanities;
cast out charlatans who charm serpents of sickness.
The gods do not conspire to pain you.
A universe of awe, paints the canvass of your desire;
you alone must become mistress or master.
The messenger delivering sparkling miracles,
wielding wondrous power, from your inner light…
Embrace your immunity to frailty-
Accept only the destiny of your making.
You may sleep restlessly in the desert of despair,
or walk happily through lush green landscapes of life.
To cower in the dark memory of one moonless night;
you remain blind to a wealth of marvels.
Fix your gaze on a luminous blanket of stars.
It is there that visions of resilience and wonder reside…
Take first wary steps in the warmth of the sun-
that we the loving may reach for you;
and in time, you may reach for many.
In this, you will find both purpose and peace.
In this, you will find your strength.
“Strength” – An International Collaboration
Image and layout by: Lilith – Netherlands (In Memorium – 2013)
Poem by: Leon A. Walker – United States
A special thank you to my creative co-collaborator Lilith. For this, another magnificent work of art. She was a tremendously talented photographer. She passed away in July of 2013. I still miss her…
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