Step forward boldly in the direction of
The inner tenacity required to hold
the path of the dreams
is of the greatest importance
to the fruition of them.
The crosses to bear along the way,
the situations that will bring you to your knees,
the people who will fall away along the journey,
the failures that will bring a tearing apart of the
interior and cause an absolute desire to quit.
These my friends are sure markers and tests that
will arrive before any true external
measures of the Dream can be
The inner howl that calls out to the moon
that rises above these experiences
and echoes through the canyons,
I still Believe.
The moment when to turn back would entail a life lacking
And to move ahead brings body rattling Fear.
When the traveler fetches herself up and says
“I am gonna do it anyway”
When the interior says
“ I just don’t care”
what the outcome is.
I will surely be content knowing that
I gave it my all.
Never holding back on pulling deep and hard
on all that resided in me.
I walked till I could walk no more,
I prayed till there was nothing left to pray,
I stood until standing was the only thing left
I could do.
And in all of that each and every moment
I was lifted to where I never knew I could be.
Lori Ellis~McKinney (2014)