photograph © Gwynneth Green

your best self

yes
this is a test

dig deep
uncovering
a new strength
a new stride
that lives inside

commence
today
tomorrow
and each that follows
with a recognition
of gratitude
expressing love
on a daily basis
wearing a badge
of compassion
upon your sleeve
in every word
you breathe
for the youth
absorb
the attitudes in the air
teach them
empathy and sincerity
to fight off negativity

yes
this is a test

be positive
in demeanor
be
the example
of courage
be
fearless
for united in spirit
we overcome adversity

yes
this is a test

so seize
the opportunity
to organize
to initiate
to activate
a plan
that will
become your
forever foundation
in the ups and downs
of life

yes
this is a test
a test
to find and define
your best self


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