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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Fight

He fought like a caged bull.
Angry, relentless, loud, and brazen
He showed his muscle
Raged
And loudly bellowed
For Freedom
Understanding
Choice
Voice
Truth
Acknowledgement
Understanding
Team
Compassion
Empathy
Care
Kindness

Inside
Like a furnace
He burned
He ached
He churned
He smoldered

Again and again
He consulted his soul
Reviewed his situation
Observed the landscape surrounding him
Listened to the voices  around and within
And for a long time
He continued to stoke the fire
That flamed his energy
And angered his enemies

Then late into his days
Finally
He was heard
And rather than a rock-hard response
Hits
and
Harm
He was met with kindness
Questioning
An embrace
And Interest

Someone actually wanted
To hear his story
Look into his eyes
Share his questions
And see his truth

Patiently
With Time
The raging fire turned to a warm hearth
That glowed with light
And warmed his heart and soul
He knew then that what he felt and heard and knew
Was truth
That he held in isolation.
Shared,
this truth was now a promise
A light
A beacon to
Lead him forward
With others
To make better

The hard edged rock
That cut and hurt
Had smoothed its edges
And become a warm bench
For a tired soul
Looking for a companion
With whom to
Unravel the twisted fates and falsehoods and ferocity
Of the past
Building good paths to the future

He was so glad
To arrive at this place
And so happy to be there for
Others who see a light, feel a passion, and know a dream
Shared by few