In my life I’ve known Courage.
We met when I was two:
I had to start walking – my mom and dad were trying to hold and guide me
But I just kept falling down.
Then I met Courage
And it made me stand right back up.
Nowadays, Courage hides under bridges and in ceiling cracks and shadows;
It takes a while to find,
But when you do, it will embrace you warmly.
In my life I’ve known Fear.
We met when I was four:
When I thought there were monsters under my bed.
These days, Fear is knocking at my door.
Fear finds me when I think of a bad memory,
When I’m at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
I’ve learned that Courage and Fear are different.
When Courage tells me to keep moving forward,
Fear says there might be dangerous things out there.
Fear’s voice is shaky, afraid of his own shadow.
Courage’s voice is powerful – her voice is strong enough to defy the Universe.
Usually I listen to Courage,
And wish that Courage and Fear could get along,
Not fight over who I will choose.
I wish that Courage and Fear would just shut up,
So that I can think for myself.
Find my own path,
Afraid or not afraid.
I will go anyways.
Save the Date!
Selections from The World in Me will be featured at Solid Ground’s Building Community Luncheon, themed RAISE YOUR VOICE! and featuring Keynote Speaker Shaun King.
WHEN: Thursday, March 30 @ noon
WHERE: Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101