And we live on every day,
Calling out to our inner truth,
Sometimes running away,
Just to see another day.
We struggle day after day,
Pulling the weight of the world,
Up along with us to new heights,
Half of ourselves survives the day.
But then a memory creates itself,
A smile spreads to our fingers,
A rush goes through our heads,
And suddenly the days begin to sparkle.
Just walking along a beach,
With the sand kissing our feet,
Sun shining down on our faces,
And suddenly the weight lifts.
My shoulders are lighter,
Because I forgot for a while,
To pay the price of material lies,
And breathe in my own life.
I jumped in the water,
Went in bruised, battered and dead,
The sea washed me ashore,
Alive, filled with marvel and surprise.
I challenged myself,
The truth that lies inside,
I came out stronger,
Because I chose to fight.
All this and more,
Are all a gift from life,
To forget once in a while.