Finding strength to carry weight

Holding sacred playing out fate

No simple answers easy decisions

One foot next continue revisions


Joy known honors self

Also sadness heartsickness felt

Sitting on edge things unraveling

Voices at odds soon the shattering


When young life seemed simple

Trauma an unwanted pimple

Now older know less and more

Complex experience we’re here for


Not easier moving down our path

Tests increase need nuanced craft

When pressure more than we can bear

A road beckons from over there


Back to a time in youth

Expectant triumphant simplistic truth

Those days in the distant past

Generate solace in your private mass


What provides strength when feeling emotional and spiritual challenges?

What moves, nurtures and sustains you?


– Stewart Levine ©

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