Rise for Truth

Even if you don’t

rise for opportunity,

rise for success,

or rise for command,

always,

always rise

for the truth.

Touchstone Tuesday: Poem XVII

May we

consider it good

that we are broken,

for we often

heal into

a thing

much stronger

than before.

Wordsmith Wednesday: Poem XIX

The thing

about being

tested

by fire

is that

you walk out

with ashes

at your feet

and flames

at your fingertips

Composition of Souls

Beyond

spider’s silk,

diamonds,

and graphene,

it is the composition

of souls

that is the strongest,

most impenetrable

material,

unrivaled in its

integrity,

indomitable

in its endurance.