Your Light — A Poem (Listen/Read)
Our thoughts, dreams, and impulses are
but glimpses into our soul
outputs and visions into ourselves
that are both timid and bold
Silent and voluminous,
the brave dare to listen.
The fearful beg for parting,
they thrive in the distance.
Wielding to an illusion,
all their power is lost
Everything that makes them special charged
Their uniqueness pays the cost.
As they wander around the world,
They decide in isolation
They hitch their ship on shadows
to give them justification.
And of all these things
perhaps the worse of all,
their soul cries loud and mighty,
but they ignore the call.
It may be tempting then
to think all hope is gone.
Many fall victim to this world,
but some like you are strong.
A light that burns within your heart
shines bright for all for see
The marginalized, abused, the hurt —
your light will set them free.
The world can be as dark as night,
as cold as arctic snow
But like a tunnel after its darkest point,
the light will surely show.
The glimpse we have into our soul
can guide us if we choose
And light a spark onto the world
that nothing can defuse.
Thanks for reading…
DJ Jeffries is a self-proclaimed “intrapreneur” and entrepreneur with an obsession for challenging the status quo. A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he’s been awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium Fellowship, the University Innovation Fellowship (through Stanford University) and the Richard B. Fisher Fellowship (Morgan Stanley). He is the founder and editor of http://Led2win.com , an online motivation publication, the host of the Hacking Happiness podcast, and is currently an HR Transformation Associate at Morgan Stanley.