I need not seek the spotlight

In order to outshine the false prophets

I need not stand ahead of the crowd

In order to have a raised voice

I need not tell a hundred and one lies

In order to achieve a unified vision

steadfast

I may stand to the side

I may be small

I may shiver at the cold

Yet I will preserve

Yet I will stand strong

Yet I will withstand

steadfast

I remain steadfast in my integrity

Through this winter of discontent

I remain steadfast in my convictions

Despite the cold blowing winds

I retain a sense of personal clarity

In spite of the lingering clouds

mom in graduation hat

I am my mother’s daughter

I am my son’s mother

And honor them I shall

Inspired by the Daily prompt of: Never Surrender

 

Other thoughts on never surrender:

Nola Roots, Texas Heart

Hasty Words

The Camino Plan

Fun with Depression

The wandering poet

Beliefs or ideas?

Of scary monsters and nice flights

Moondustwriter

View’s Splash

I’ll be back

Yes, I’m a writer

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss