Walk with me;
Unleash your soul;
Calm your mind;
Recall indomitable will.
Take care of the moment for these are aspiration’s opportunity;
Passion lived matters, not finality;
Let thoughts guide you, rather not conscience’s fury;
Thoughts shepard our wandering;
We think, thus we are;
Be cautious though, not all we think is wise;
Not all we think is best spoken, forever etched on life’s memory stones;
Patience’s Ounce trumps unwise lips;
Measure carefully, mistaking not lethargy for patience.
Continue to grow and evolve;
Control you, no one else;
Be true to your authentic self;
Wake up each morning with a smile and carry it with you;
Check your mirror, looking not into neighbor’s window.
Be sun through darkness!
Be the change you wish for the world!
Check your thoughts against your words and your acts;
Harmony is clarity;
Clarity is peace;
Turn away people with dirty minds, mouths and feet;
Turn away Malcontents and Lost Souls seeking to do mischief.
Know that no one takes your advantage, if you’ve given them permission;
When Conviction says no, then it is no;
A silent yes or uttered yes are equally a yes;
Whether Ostrich or Coward, these are incapable of love or honor;
Happiness and Affection are the Braves’ prerogative.
See the good in people and help them;
Moments lived will always encounter those new to the journey;
Journeys are a necessity of birth;
Journeys temporarily interrupted are common place;
Remember, it is gentle ways which constructively shape the world.
Evolution is not a single generation’s production;
Wild flowers do quietly and inevitably overtake chaos;
Mother Nature, thus life, is a long game;
Know that an eye for an eye inevitably blinds the world;
Strength in character is far more powerful than brute force.
Humanity is nothing short of soul, mind and body;
Understand that righteousness poisons vital conversation among these;
Live as if thoughts, words and acts were your last;
Understand, your legacy is measured by your humanity;
Fret not though that life seeks to abridge your journey.
Cede to Indomitable Will!
Let your passions rule!
Query, act, learn, and then hit the repeat button!
Know your legacy!
You will live forever!
Stones destined to lie on the beach, we are;
Next generations coming, reaching down to pick us up;
Rounded stones outwardly indistinguishable from the others;
Selected and tossed we find a landing place long out of sight;
Washed ashore we are selected again and again.
Bring pleasure to generations of children;
Dedicate verse and art to a friend;
Remind all, each and every day, that humanity is a beautiful invention.
William Anton Lee
2014, June 4 (Original)
2020, June 4 (Revised)