You’ve taken many painful lumps
Survived life’s tearful turns
Endured some brutal bruises, bumps,
And saintly savage burns

Be grateful for the strength you’ve gained
Your inner muscles bulge
But lips are drained and legs are chained
By fears you still indulge

Your animator kept from view
Locked up inside a cell
It pleads release long overdue
While you secure the shell

If you should seek to sow the seed
Of peace within your heart,
The breathless breather must be freed
No secret self apart

Your essence never lacks the nerve
Its power shines divine
To be in spirit is to serve
With courage by design

So dig your cowardice a grave
And lower it to rest
Your daring, dauntless dreams will save
The slave still dispossessed