Dedicated to Everyone, with all my Love
We are the embers waiting to glow,
We are the seed expecting to grow.
We are the candle flame that lights up the dark,
We are the arrow aiming for its mark.
We are the sunbeam that shines through the storm,
We are the change that brings reform.
A single thought thrown into the wild
“It takes the village to raise a child.”
Just one small spark passed along,
One becomes two and two become strong.
Two becomes a thousand and together they stand,
Heart to heart, hand in hand.
We are the flames that burn ever brighter,
We are the music-makers, the dreamers, the writers.
We are the voices that will be heard,
We shine our light word by word.
The simple hope that lights the night,
You and I are soldiers of light.
We are the love that burns but will not die;
We are the fire…
We light up the sky.
*inspired by Ella Henderson’s song Glow, 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion, and, especially, Lizzi Rogers
Bards Verdict: A beautiful inspiration from the song, and a gorgeous determination that together, we CAN make the difference – we just have to set our hearts on fire with compassion. Love it.
Jessica Scott is a Texas native who has been writing since high school. A suburbanite of Dallas/Fort Worth she lives with 1 teen (no explanation needed), a ten-year-old zombie enthusiast, a 3-year-old Tornado, and she is seriously worried about becoming “the crazy cat lady”. She loves: fairy tales, sci-fi movies, Brits, reading, old movies, caramel/toffee, Richard Armitage, poetry, MUSIC, laughing, independent films, theater, writing, Shakespeare, and singing and dancing around the house. She dislikes: cleaning the bathroom, insecurity, running into glass doors/poles/HUGE wall thermostats when people are watching, touching snakes to set a good example, tripping over ottomans (like Dick Van Dyke), false sincerity, bruises she can’t remember getting, indifference, and brussell sprouts.
Her philosophy is this: You can do anything you want to do. All you have to do is do it. The hard part is taking that first step out of your comfort zone. If you can take that one little step towards your dreams, then take another and another, soon you’ll find yourself accomplishing what you thought was impossible yesterday. Turn your impossibles into possiblilities. You are your own worst enemy, and you should be your biggest fan. I’m your second biggest. I believe in you. I got your back, baby! 😉
Remember, “Life is a journey where you stumble and fall”*. What matters most is how you live.