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,