~a poem by Bonnee Klein Gilligan
A man with power, pride perhaps
with jealousy no doubt.
Tries to control, by putting down
denouncing or defiling
with envious beguiling.
All empty threats and meaningless
and truly of no import.
Unless you take it inward
engaging self to battle self.
Indeed there is no other
take back what you have given.
Your power and your peace
take back what you have given, friend.
Back up a step… and breathe self in!!!
Breathe in the knowledge who you are
breathe in the peace, breathe in the calm.
Breathe in your light...
it will illumine what you see
and flood with light the darkness.
For it alone is all that’s real
and it alone supports you.
Take back your power, step into life
and choose a different story.
You write the script, edit the book
create a new beginning.