Today, dream with eyes wide open.
Let go of soil where you first sprouted,
Of a rocky start.
Ignore whispers filled with condemnation
Floating in the breeze,
Memories of guilt and regret,
Warped versions of who you really are.
Instead, accept what was, is, and will always be,
Before life was breathed into you,
Before time was measured,
Before dark ignored light.
Then stretch for the sun.
Push past self-doubt,
Let what-ifs fall away;
For they sap strength
Turning worth into worthlessness,
Belief into unbelief,
Strength into sorrow.
If thirsty for hope, stop drinking brow sweat.
Then lift your eyes, sprout wings, and
Fly over walls
That once overshadowed, and
Plant yourself in fertile soil.
Look up and dream with eyes wide open.
Drink in what you have always known –
You are perfect,
You are loved.