When you are young you start discovering
All the different parts of you, testing them out,
Getting to know them thoroughly and individually.
Sometimes it can be a confusing time,
Thinking you have to choose one of them
To represent who you are.
But as you grow up you learn that all these different pieces
Fit perfectly together like a jigsaw puzzle
Creating a beautiful picture, original and unique
In its artistry
Life’s many mysteries:
A face carved into a stone heart
And a shy light-winged bird
Carrying that stone to a shore
Made of salty tears
Where it is left to erode through endless tides
Until it shimmers like silver in the summer sun.
We are all rivers cascading
From different peaks.
I see you running
Towards the ocean,
Tumbling in between rocks.
But above you, where you
Refuse to look,
There is a pale, but determined
And when I see your
Foaming raging breath,
There are colors
In every angry tear,
Transforming even your screams
Into something beautiful.
It is easy to focus too much on what you’re missing,
But maybe it is time to appreciate what is already there with you.
All we have to do is look around, really look,
to see how much beauty there is right in front of us.