Entering 2008 in the Hiawatha Forest brought about this poem.
I want to validate myself.
I want to invite others to validate themselves.
I want us all to validate one another in return of self-validation.
This is not a race.
It is not a game.
It is living and breathing and being.
It is a war for souls, our own.
It is a war for souls of children to come.
It is a war raged by lies born of liars.
It is a war won with love.
Love dispels deception.
It is not mastery,
It is confidence,
Post updated: 28 January 2009.
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