by Brigitte Little
When you dream,
Where are you going?
When hope is buried in the recesses of your soul,
How large is your shovel?
When your heart labors under the yoke of self-doubt,
How can faith ease the burden?
When your mind is consumed by the darkness of fear,
How will the light of courage shine through?
When you’ve never tried,
How can you fail?
When you’ve never failed?
How can you grow?
When your arms are too short to reach the heavens,
How can you ever touch the stars?
When your life isn’t full of peaks and valleys,
Are you standing still?