A life that's worth more than a cent
Is a damn good life worth fighting for
It has you crying your eyes right out
It means not running out the door
Your knuckles are scarred, red and raw
Fret not for wounds do always heal
Bruised and bloody to all that watch
But beneath, a soul is forged in steel
Why should we hide when battle looms
For cuts are badges we have earned
Our constant companions ever loyal
Lessons of life essentially learned
Rough-hewn your beauty, how it dazzles!
Marvels at what a mark you've made
Showered you’ll be, a lifetime of tributes
Forever collecting, a thousand times paid!
Now to the purpose, this plainly felt missive
Lays down upon you, a wish at your feet
Bestows you your longings and all you desire
Ensuring your plans be whole and complete
May love overflow, drenching and flooded
Blissful such seas when they roil and teem
Yet there’s destination, a landing awaits you
Let peace be your pillow as you rest amongst dreams...