by Jenny Leigh Hodgins

I’ve never seen anyone braver than you,
Taking a running leap into what you have to do,
Just to follow your heart—
Just to make your life’s art.

Boldly facing all your fears.
Disregarding all the years.
Just to once touch your dream.
Just to feel what that means;
Breathing deeply. Feeling free.

I have never known anyone do what you do.
Throw everything aside in order to break through—
Just to find your rainbow—
Just to make your life grow.

Firmly moving ever forward,
into the fight with your sword of faith
and hope to cut your way through
the fundamental darkness blocking you.
Yet, your victory—with the word, ‘Believe!’