Stand tall & Be Still

Stand tall and be still, 
When the sky is falling and sunlight is finding only impenetrable shadows, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When the plan has taken its last breath and you find yourself looking into the eyes of death, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When the hurricane screams & the tsunami threatens to shatter your dreams, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When hope is far and all seems lost, 
When the desire to collapse seems to outweigh the cost, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When the fire rages and who you think you are turns to smoke and ash, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When the glass cracks, the fever breaks, your muscles ache, 
When the ground is trying to swallow you, 
Stand tall on a rock and be still, 
When you are stalked by hungry beasts, 
when you have nothing to eat, 
when bailiffs are banging on your door, 
letters from debt collectors mountainous on your floor, 
when it feels like every inch of life is asking you for more, more, more. 
Remain silent and listening, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When exhaustion hits and everything you have been holding starts weighing you down, 
Let it all go… 
stand tall and be still, 
When the fireworks of excitement and distraction come knocking on your door, 
Wave and smile from your window, 
Mouthing the words clearly, “Thank you but NO”, 
When feelings rise and tears rush from your eyes, 
Don’t go into it, 
Welcome the feelings and stand tall and be still, 
When the sun rises and your newborn is crying, 
Lift them to the sky… 
Stand tall and be still, 
When your heart, your only one takes her last breath, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When the sun sets, 
Stand tall and be still, 
When its time to leave this world no regrets, 
Stand tall and be still, 
Stand tall and be still, 
Stand tall and be still, 
All of us together, 
Standing tall and being still.

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