You were not born for the sidelines, for the nose bleeders or the wings.
Raise the curtain, take the microphone, there’s a song you need to sing.
You were born with a message, you have something important to share.
Instead of resisting your soul’s yearnings, make your life one big moving prayer.
Stop waiting for permission, stop pretending you are blind.
Stop comparing yourself to others, you are one of a very unique kind.
Your spot at the table is waiting, your seat has already been assigned.
Now take a breath, a good old leap and get ready to shine.
Come out from the sidelines, from the nose bleeders and the wings.
Raise the curtain, take the stage, it’s your song you need to sing.
Poem from Light Is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell